What Child Is This Song Lyrics

John Denver

John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas cover art
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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.
Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox and *** 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:
Haste, haste to bring him laud,

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Aspenglow
  • 2 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  • 3 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeeer
  • 4 Silver Bells
  • 5 Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)
  • 6 Christmas for Cowboys
  • 7 Away in a Manger
  • 8 What Child Is This
  • 9 Coventry Carol
  • 10 Oh Holy Night
  • 11 Silent Night, Holy Night
  • 12 A Baby Just Like You


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Daniel Martin, Trad Trad
    album: Track 8 in album Rocky Mountain Christmas
    release date: 1975
    popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Folk/Religious
    length: 2:38
    producer: Milt Okun
    assistant producer: Kris O'Connor
    piano: Pearl Kaufman
    engineer: Mickey Crofford
    harpsichord: Pearl Kaufman
    guitar: Chuck Collazzi

    Album Information

    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin