Rod Stewart - What Child Is This? 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

Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and donkeys are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading
Nails, spears shall pierce him through
The cross he bore for me, for you
Hail, hail the Word made flesh
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 a song on high
The virgin sings her lullaby
Joy, joy for Christ is born
The babe, the Son of Mary

This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud
The babe, the son of Mary

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  1. Be Pe

    Wahnsinn, diese Stimme!

  2. MSG Lulu

    Love !!!!

  3. Andrew Bailey

    I followed the star and what a star keep shinning and singing SIR Rod GOD BLESS EVERYONE LISTENING.................

  4. Anastasija Butolina

    Очень нежно....!!! Очень мило....!!! Очень красиво.....!!! Род я тебя благодарю за твой труд.....!!! Не чего , что я на ты? Род ты супер....!!! Род ты клаасс.....!!!

  5. Heike Bender

    Love it

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  7. Laura Harmour

    this is a superb rendition of this carol. So much emotion in Sir Rod's voice

  8. muslim siregar

    I like him, He make spirite song

  9. Brand Corp

    great rendition rod stewart

  10. Latricia Thomas

    The king name in my Scottish romance I'm reading is named King Stewart, do not know if that is historical or not but the Castle Stirling was mentioned as well.

  11. Al Huggins

    makes you think, don't it?? make a wish for every child right now... this is so touching and beautiful.....


    It is indeed...
    Thanks for your words and Merry Christmas!

  12. muma8841

    Can someone tell me where to download this Christmas song by Rod? 'cause on his"Merry Christmas, Baby" album doesn't exist track No.14 as it states above.Thks!


    It's the deluxe version of the album, where there are 3 bonus tracks, and this one among them. Just go on iTunes, or amazon, or other sites where you can buy mp3, and look for "deluxe" and not only the title of the album, and you should find it :) Hope it helps, and Merry Christmas!!!

    Laura Harmour


  13. James Twelves

    ....I heard that it was, so glad it debuted at #1 in the UK....hopefully it starts a new run of written songs from him.....

  14. James Twelves

    ...hehehe...only 2 went to the block....and he really didn't do the deed...they were found guilty of High Treason...I can't believe we still talk about this 500 yrs later....

  15. Lester Morrisey

    ...and a killer of wives! :-)

  16. James Twelves

    ....oh, and Rod still rocks after all these years....can't wait for his rock album this spring....another #1 to add to his collection I'm sure....

  17. James Twelves

    ...the tune is "Greensleeves" written by Henry VIII believe it or not...Henry was a great sportsman, poet, and musician....

  18. donkey3214

    Beautiful song, Thanks for sharing Lulu !!

  19. Carol Regist

    This is one of his greatest rendition....Love this!

  20. William Lewis

    I believe this track is available only on Target version. One of my all time i favorite songs!

  21. Shirley Severa

    I didn't much care for Rod in the early years. BUT boy I love his voice now. I have all his recent CD's, and love them. His Christmas CD is fabulous. I play it over and over.
    Thanks Rod!

  22. Sharon Edmark

    I always loved Rod Stewart with Rock and Roll - He is Amazing with th Christmas songs - he makes me cry - his voice is so emotional to me ...Love you always ROD!!

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  24. anitinato12

    Bellissima interpretazione di Rod del celebre brano inglese "Greensleeves"
    Grazie Paola :-)))
    Ti auguro una bella settimana, Anita

  25. Rainbow Chaser

    Beautiful song my friend :))))