Important!The text of this Christmas carol was written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix, English poet and hymn writer, the text adapted to the famous English folk song Greensleeves, a song that was attributed to Henry VIII.
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
¿Qué niño es este que al dormir
en brazos de María?
Ángeles le cantan melidías.
¡Él es el Cristo el Rey!
Pastores, ángeles cantad
¡Venid, venid a Él!
Al hijo de María.