William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898) fell ill and on his sickbed,
he found faith. And isn't that the way it goes?
There's lots of time to consider the condition of your soul when
you're flat on your back and wondering how much time you have left.
After he recovered, his poetry reflected his new heart.
"What Child Is This?" is one of his most famous works.
Find an article about this classic Christmas hymn here,
including lyrics, background and creative application ideas.
Listen to it here.
Here's a photo to share.
What do you think of the line -
"Come, peasant, king, to own him."
To own him!