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What Child Is This?

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

G                  D                                   Em                                B7
This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
G                 D                               Em           B7       Em
This, this is Christ the King, the babe, the Son of Mary.

Em                            D                               C                        B7
Why lies He in such mean estate where ox and ass are feeding?
           Em                          D                         Em    B7         Em
Good Christian, fear, for sinners here the silent Word is pleading.

Em                                 D                                    C                           B7
So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh, come, peasant, king, to own Him.
       Em                       D                          Em     B7            Em
The King of kings salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Text: William C. Dix    Music: Traditional English melody
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