To Own Him

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!


Mindy Whipple said...

Interesting read on the background of the beautiful song. You have given me some food for thought here...

Susan Simpson said...

Thank you, Mindy. I'm mulling it over, too!
Merry Christmas!