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What Child is This

The Baptist Hymnal No. 118
Text: William C. Dix
Music: Traditional English Melody, 16th Century; harm. by John Stainer
Tune: GREENSLEEVES Meter: with Refrain

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1.	What Child is this who, laid to rest, 
	On Mary's lap is sleeping? 
	Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, 
	While shepherds watch are keeping? 

2.	Why lies He in such mean estate 
	Where ox and ass are feeding? 
	Good Christian, fear: for sinners here 
	The silent Word is pleading. 

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

	This, this is Christ the King, 
	Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: 
	Haste, haste to bring Him laud, 
	The Babe, the Son of Mary!

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