Lyrics: 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.
About the Song:
This women's arrangement of the traditional melody begins in two-part harmony (Soprano and Alto) and then on the final chorus breaks into 4 parts. For our ward Christmas party, we will have the soprano's sing lines 1 and 3, and the alto's will sing lines 2 and 4. I'm sure the arrangement could also be sung as a solo, duet, trio, quartet, or small women's group. Enjoy!
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