6. December 2010 23:26
This week we are going to look at a very familiar hymn arrangement; "What Child Is This.” It is a popular Christmas carol written in 1865 by an English twenty-nine year old writer named William Chatterton Dix. Dix almost died from a near-fatal illness and was confined to bed-rest for several months. Within this time, he fell into depression, but out of this near-death experience, Dix wrote many hymns, including "What Child is This?". It goes to show that through our weaknesses, God gives us strength and in this case encouragement to himself (Dix) and other’s for more than 100 years. Mr. Dix’s lyrics were later set to the traditional English tune “Greensleeves," and the rest is history. I hope you all enjoy this week’s Christmas Dulcimer arrangement!