Today I'm releasing my digital single of "What Child Is This?". It is available as a free download on SoundCloud through December 31, 2014. It's also available for purchase here, as well as on Amazon and iTunes.
"What Child Is This?" was written by English hymn-writer William Chatterton Dix in 1865. The music is the popular tune, "Greensleeves," a 16th century English folk song.
I love this hymn because it not only reminds us of the story of Jesus’ humble birth but the second verse refers to the cross and actually includes a plea for those listening to place their faith on Christ for salvation. Then, the hymn ends with a verse of beautifully written praise.