"What child is this," in the style of the 8-bit video games era.


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 love,

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.


from 12GB of Christmas Vol. 1, released December 6, 2013
Lyrics originally from the poem "The Manger Throne" by William Chatterton Dix.



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