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Who Sings "What Child is This?"

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Mahalia Jackson - Mahalia Sings Songs Of Christmas!

Mahalia Jackson - Mahalia Sings Songs Of Christmas!

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Written by William Dix in 1865, "What Child is This?" has become a Christmas classic. Several contemporary Christian artists have released the song on Christmas albums as have secular/mainstream artists.

"What Child is This?"

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!

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 the song on high,
The Virgin sings her lullaby:
Joy, joy, for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary

Performed by:

Vanessa Williams
Best Of/20th Century - Christmas, 2003
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