Art & Music

Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige singing ‘What Child Is This?’

In 1865 William Chatterton Dix wrote the lyrics to “What Child Is This?” while he was recovering from a severe illness. He was an insurance company manager. That’s right. He was an insurance agent and he wasn’t defined by his profession. As many people know, Mr. Dix wrote these lyrics to the melody of the English folk song “Greensleeves.” God rest him.

Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige sing it beautifully, but they omit a poignant and necessary verse:
“Nails and spears shall pierce Him through
“The cross He bore for me, for you
“So hail, hail the Word made flesh
“The babe, the Son of Mary.”

Click here for this song or Andrea Bocelli’s whole album “My Christmas”

Discussion

3 comments for “Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige singing ‘What Child Is This?’”

  1. A new kind of king, humble not intimidating, a new relationship between man and God and a new era in which individual freedom and dignity truly mattered, things that should be a source of pride for Christians and our Judeo-Christian civilization.

    Posted by Bob Petrusak | December 25, 2010, 12:44 pm
  2. Thank you for sharing this, Anita. Just Beautiful! It is nice to Andrea Mary J. passionatly singing about our Lord and The Blessed Mother.

    Posted by cyndi | December 26, 2011, 5:04 pm
  3. Amen Cyndi!
    Love you,
    Anita

    Posted by Anita Crane | December 26, 2011, 6:51 pm

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