Who Sang What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)? Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis Merry Christmas cover art
Release information
Writer(s): David Bryan Benoit, Richard C. Braun, David S. Koz, Brenda Gordon Russell, Peter Harry White
Release Date: 1958-10-6
Genre: Jazz Pop
Style: Vocal/Easy Listening
length: 3:59
conductor: Percy Faith
vocal: Johnny Mathis
orchestra: Percy Faith Orchestra
Some other versions of "What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)"

Lyrics
What child is this?
Who meant to rest on Mary's lap is sleeping
Who angels greet with anthem sweet
While shepherds watch our 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

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

Nails fierce shall pierce him through
The cross be borne for me, for you
Hail, hail, the word made flesh
Obeyed the Son of Mary

This, this is Christ, the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring Him laud
The babe, the Son of Mary

Praise Him, Son of joy
Joy to the risen Lord
Praise Him, Son of joy
Joy to the risen Lord

This, this is Christ the king
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring Him laud
The babe, the Son of Mary

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Winter Wonderland
  • 2 The Christmas Song
  • 3 Sleigh Ride
  • 4 Blue Christmas
  • 5 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • 6 White Christmas
  • 7 O Holy Night
  • 8 What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • 9 The First Noel
  • 10 Silver Bells
  • 11 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • 12 Silent Night, Holy Night

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin