Thursday, December 10, 2009

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.

Hey everybody. How's it goin? Sorry I haven't posted for a good while now, alot of you probably know that we just had my graduation last Sat. [which I'm going to do a post about, I just was thinking I might wait for the pictures that are coming], and we've been real busy getting back into the routine of work, house, etc. Anyways, I'm back and excited to continue with this Advent post series! O.k., the verses that you see above come from the classic hymn, "What Child is This?". Though we can sometimes get caught in the "hymn-sing mode" [where we just kind of rattle off the song without taking in the words], this song has a very powerful and beautiful message. The events surrounding the birth of Jesus were anything but ordinary; pregnant women are not usually visited by angels, fiancees are not usually given divine dreams, old women are not usually told that they are going to have babies who will prepare the way for their Savior, shepherds are not usually visited by the hosts of heaven on otherwise silent nights, enormous stars are not usually used as birth announcements, newlywed taxpayers are not usually housed in stables, eastern kings are not usually prompted to travel miles to bring expensive gifts to small children, but, on the other hand, I guess the Lord and Savior, the King of Kings, the Prince of Peace, the Wonderful Counselor, coming down to live with us in our sin-ridden, hopeless [without Him] world, is anything but usual. What Child is this? This Child is the long-awaited answer to a promise hundreds of years old. What Child is this? This Child is the Son of a carpenter. What Child is this? This Child is the Son of God. What Child is this? This Child is the Creator of all time. What Child is This? This Child is your maker, who loves you enough to die for you so that you could have peace and be with Him forever. What Child is this? 

"This, this is Christ the King;
Whom shepherds guard 
 and angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary." 


  1. Nice to have you back in business Danj. I have always liked that song, so I am glad you decided to do a post on this particular song. See you on the morrow:)

  2. Hey! Daniel, after Elliott reassuring me that he had your email address I decided to not ask you for it at your graduation, then after we got home Elliott searched and told me he didn't have it. So if you want to send it to me my email address is sorry for all the trouble.


  3. Daniel,

    I met you at the Alexander's Barn Dance. I really enjoy reading your blog and like this Advent series. If you would like to you can read my blog which you can find a link to on my profile.


  4. Very good. I like these posts, they are very meaningful. And, as Christmas is my favorite time of year, I love reading something that is really about CHRISTmas. :-D

  5. Do you really think 17 is sour? I hope the Lord comes back in less than three years then! ;) Couldn't it be "super seventeen"? ~Kelsey

  6. :) Very good!!! :) that was great! *applauds*

  7. Thanks Kelsey!!
    I was thinking the same thing!!=)

    Hey Melissa,
    Could we pretty please get in invite to your Narnia blog?! It sounds so cool!!;)

    ~Katie Wilson


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