What Child Is This?

(Em/*E, 6/8, (some D# & C#) Text-William C Dix, Music-Traditional)

Verse 1
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What child is this, who laid to rest,
   Em            B
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
     Em D    G          D   
Whom an-gels greet with anthems sweet,
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While shepherds watch are keeping?
Verse 2
    Em   D  G       D
Why lies He in such mean estate,
      Em             B
Where ox and ass are feeding?
     Em    D     G         D   
Good Chris-tian, fear, for sinners here,
    Em     B       Em
The silent Word is pleading.
Verse 3
   Em    D   G        D
So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh;
      Em               B
Come, peasant, king to own Him.
     Em  D  G         D   
The King of kings sal-vation brings;
    Em     B         Em
Let loving hearts en-throne Him.
Bm    G       D   
This, this is Christ the King,
     Em                  B
Whom shepherds guard and angles sing.
Bm     G        D
Haste, Haste to bring Him laud,
    Em        B      Em
the Babe, the Son of Mary.