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
Christmas With Yolanda Adams, 2000
Christmas Music For The Heart, 2000
Dream A Dream, 2000
Bill & Gloria Gaither
Joy to the World, 1997
The Christmas Guest, 2003
Joy To The World, 2008
All We Faithful: Contemporary Christian Christmas, 2000
Majesty and Wonder
WOW Christmas, 2002
Christmas Wish, 2001
The Christmas Shoes, 2001
The Living Room Sessions: Christmas, 2001
We Wish You A Merry Christmas, 1999
Best Of/20th Century - Christmas, 2003