What Child is This? is a popular Christmas song based on the melody of Greensleeves. The lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix in 1865. When Dix comped the lyrics to this carol he was recovering from a severe illness. During this time he experienced a spiritual renewal that led him to compose several hymns including What Child is This? The carol is now more popular in the United States than in the country of its origin – Great Britain.
Lyrics for ‘What Child is This?’
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?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Print Piano Sheet Music for ‘What Child is This?’
The Christmas carol has the same melody as as the traditional English song Greensleeves. The free printable sheet music will be a welcomed addition to your music collection. There’s a listen button on the website if you want to hear it first before you start practicing.
What Child is This? for Easy Piano Solo
Guitar Chords for ‘What Child is This?’
The Christmas carol has the same melody as as the traditional English song Greensleeves. The lyrics were written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix.
This song is in the key of A minor, is in 3/4 meter, and has five chords.
What Child is This? Guitar Chords and Lyrics from GuitarChordsMagic.com
Video for ‘What Child is This?’
Check out this live performance of What Child is This? by Welsh born Charlotte Church in this live YouTube.com video.
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