Sunday, February 27, 2022

What Child Is This?

We just learned about the Christmas song called The Christmas Song, also known as Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

Another famous Christmas song is What Child Is This?.

The words for this song were written in Great Britain in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix.
Long ago Chatteron got very sick for a long time and almost died.
While he was recovering he spent most of his time reading the Bible and writing poetry about Jesus.

Six years after he wrote it, someone put the poem to music.
The music for the song comes from an old tune called "Greensleeves", which was a song about a woman who wore a shirt with green sleeves.

In the lyrics for the song, it asks about who the child Jesus, and talks about the shepherds and wise men who came to see the baby Jesus.

(from: wikipedia - what child is this?)

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