Who Sang What Child Is This? Ricky Van Shelton

Release information
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Pop Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:08
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Lyrics
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?

[Chorus]
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 Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

[Chorus]

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

[Chorus]

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

[Chorus]

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

Tracklist
  • 1 I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • 2 White Christmas
  • 3 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  • 4 Silver Bells
  • 5 Silent Night
  • 6 Christmas
  • 7 Please Come Home for Christmas
  • 8 Pretty Paper
  • 9 Country Christmas
  • 10 Christmas Long Ago
  • 11 What Child Is This

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin