What Child ♪

Easter was fun at our house. I had to share…my 5 month old grandson with my husband.


Alphabe-Thursday,  letter W
According to http://cyberhymnal.org/bio/d/i/x/dix_wc.htm:
Born: June 14, 1837, Bris­tol, Eng­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 9, 1898, Ched­dar, Som­er­set, Eng­land.

Buried: Par­ish church, Ched­dar, Som­er­set, Eng­land.

William C. Dix (1837-1898)
Dix’ fa­ther, a sur­geon, wrote a bi­o­gra­phy of po­et Tho­mas Chat­ter­ton, and gave his son his mid­dle name in his hon­or. Young Wil­liam at­tend­ed the Bris­tol Gram­mar School. Lat­er, he man­aged a ma­rine in­sur­ance com­pa­ny in Glas­gow, Scot­land, but his heart was in the po­e­try of wor­ship. He wrote more than 40 hymns over the course of his life.

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 Christians, 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 a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

5 Responses

  1. Such a beautiful hymn! And your bunny grandbaby is absolutely adorable! He’s really listening to his grandpa!

  2. Don’t you just hate it when other people try to hold your grandchildren? The nerve! Lovely hymn, thanks for sharing it…

  3. Your grandson looks so adorable!

  4. Your grandson is precious! That is an amazing shot, and would make an amazing sketch too. Blessings!

  5. I love that hymn. You’ve got me humming it right now.

    I’m glad you had fun with the grandson on Easter (even if you did have to share).

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