What Child Is This Lyrics

John Denver


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
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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

Cover Art

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,
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:
Haste, haste to bring him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary.


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