Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Start of Christmas Carols

Even though it is still November, I think of it as the Christmas season and Christmas music is one of my favorite parts of the season. This carol is my favorite as well as my brother's.

What Child is This
by William C. Dix

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 ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.
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.

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

“She brought forth her firstborn son, and
wrapped Him in swaddling clothes,
and laid Him in a manger; because there
was no room for them in the inn.”
Luke 2:7


terri lokey said...

so beautiful, katie--one of my very favorite Christmas songs--thanks!

Sarah said...

One of my faves...and probably my favorite!

Kristin said...

And who is Kati like? :-)