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!"

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    General Commentthis is missing my favorite verse of the song

    Why lies He in such mean estate
    Where ox and ass are feeding?
    Good Christian, 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!

    one of the most beautifulest verses of any Christmas Carol. this song celebrating the birth of Christ and yet offering salvation and beautiful redemption. THIS IS THE EPITOME OF CHRISTMAS AND TRUE CHRISTMAS CAROL, something christmas songs today know nothing about
    avillatoon October 28, 2009   Link

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