Rainbow Singers Wiesloch Gospelchor der ev. Kirchenmusik in Wiesloch

What child is this

What child is this, who, laid to rest, in 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!

Why lies he in such mean estate where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear: for sinners here the silent Word is pleading.

Nail, spear that pierce him through, the Cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail! Hail the Word made flesh 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!

Raise, raise, the song on high! The Virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy! Joy! for Christ is born, the Babe, the Son of Mary!

Melodie von "Greensleves"