Sunday, December 9, 2012

What Child Is This - Christmas Piano Songs

What Child Is This - Christmas Piano Songs
This is the 5th track on my CD.   The CD is titled, Christmas Piano Songs and is a collection of Christmas music that I have enjoyed since I was a child.  All of the music on this CD is instrumental piano music with no vocal.  These songs were ones that I often performed in church or for different caroling events that we did such as nursing homes.

What Child Is This is the reason many celebrate the Christmas Season with these Christmas songs.  Such a lovely and flowing melody that makes feel such love so intensely.  It has a nice rhythm to it which just flows from one note to the next. 

I remember playing this one often in Church as a young boy for worship services, caroling events, and at nursing homes.  It is definitely one of my favorites and one that just leaves me with a smile on my face.

Hopefully you will enjoy my version of this song on the piano.  These songs are great for having on hand during Christmas parties or even as you unwrap your gifts at Christmas.  I realize the stores overplay Christmas music, but to me, this CD is something special an unique.  I hope you do check it out!

You can also download a free pdf of many Christmas Carols that I have put together.  I did this so if you are looking for something that is already formatted on a page, it is ready to print and distribute to your Christmas Carolers.  It always seemed like no one could find the lyrics to many of these songs, so I tried to help by putting this free pdf together.  To download this pdf, just go to

Listen or purchase Christmas Piano Songs on Amazon or iTunes.

Lyrics To What Child Is This?

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 means 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: Joy, joy for Christ is born, The Babe, the Son of Mary!

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