A Guide To Guitar Chords

What Child Is This?

What Child Is This? is one of those very famous Christmas songs for Christ. The carol has the same melody as Greensleeves. It was written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix.

The time signature of What Child Is This? is 3/4. This is a waltz rhythm and has 3 beats in a bar. The chords are all easy to play.

The guitar chord chart for What Child Is This?:

What Child Is This  guitar chord chart


The lyrics and chords for What Child Is This?:

     Am       C         G       Em
What Child is this who, laid to rest
   Am            E
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
     Am     C          G       Em
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
      Am                  E
While shepherds watch are keeping?

C             G          Em
This, this is Christ the King,
     Am                  E
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
C                G         Em
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
    Am        E
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.


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