Tree-Hugging Dirt Worship

What Child Is This

Words by William Dix, 1865.
(music is Greensleeves)

       Em      G         D       Bm
What Child is this, who, laid to rest,
   Em            B7
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
     Em     G          D       Bm
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
      Em        B7        Em
While shepherds watch are keeping?

chorus:
 G             D  
 This, this is Christ the King,
      Em                  B7
 Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
 G               D
 Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
     Em        B7     Em
 The babe, the son of Mary. 


Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear; for sinners here
The silent word is pleading.
(chorus)

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,
Come, peasant, king, to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
(chorus)

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