What King Is This?


Verse 1

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


Verse 2

What man is this, Who knows no rest

For Jerusalem is weeping

Walking our sod, the Lamb of God

To hold us in safe keeping

This, this is Christ the King,

‘Twas born to be an offering

Savior of lowly men

We mocked, we scorned, we bruised Him


Verse 3

My heart is meek, my words are weak

My Father in Heaven You know this

My plans may fail, my way is frail

Yet Your Son in His sovereignty holds this

This, this is Christ my King,

The Author and Painter of ev’rything

I bow and bend the knee

My Savior, my Master, my sov’reign King


Verse 4

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh

Come, peasant, king, to own Him

The King of kings salvation brings

Let loving hearts enthrone Him

This, this is Christ our King

Our hearts are full and worshipping

Haste, haste to bring Him laud

The Prince of Peace, the Son of God


Amy Branson Fata and William C. Dix

© 2013 Portion Music (ASCAP)