The Missing Verse

By Monday, December 24, 2012 0 0

I love the Christmas carol What Child Is This? because it points to the reason Jesus came to earth: to die.

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 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!

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
This, this is Christ the King
The babe, the son of Mary!

I couldn’t find a YouTube video of a singer who included these verses (I didn’t try hard).

May your Christmas be merry
and everything nice
May you never forget
you were bought with a price.

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