Andrea Bocelli with Mary J. Blige: What Child is This?
This is a beautiful rendition of the famous song, What Child is This?, by one of todays top tenors, Adrea Bocelli. He performed this version with Mary J. Blige at The Kodak Theatre, USA. A Fantastic duet! Merry Christmas everyone!
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.
“What Child Is This?” is a Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time of composing the carol, Dix worked as an insurance company manager and had been struck by a severe illness. While recovering, he underwent a spiritual renewal that led him to write several hymns, including lyrics to this carol that was subsequently set to the tune of “Greensleeves”, a traditional English folk song. Although it was written in England, the carol is more popular in the United States than in its country of origin today.(Wikipedia)
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