Number: 53
Title: What Child Is This
Author: William Chatterton Dix, c. 1871English ballad, 16th century Arr. Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871
Scripture: Matthew 2:11 Luke 2:8-14
Theme: Christmas

Lyrics:
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?

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

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.
    (Refrain)

3.  So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh;
    Come, one and all, to own Him.
    The King of kings salvation brings;
    Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
    (Refrain)