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What Child is this who laid to rest




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

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
This, this is Christ the King,
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.

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
This, this is Christ the King,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.



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:
This, this is Christ the King,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.


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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7 and refrain
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: c.1865
      Bible Refs: Lk 2:7;
      MUSIC
      Name: GREENSLEEVES
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 and refrain
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 145 No key
        # 137Em
        # 1595Em
        # 159G
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