Christ Child came to the …

Christ Child came to the winter forest,
the snow was white, the snow was cold.
But when the holy child appeared,
it began to bloom in the winter forest.

Christkindlein stepped up to the apple tree,
awakes him from the winter dream.
"Give apples sweet, give apples tender,
"Give me apples of all kinds!"

The apple tree, it's shaking,
the apple tree, it shakes.
It's raining apples all around;
Christkindlein's bags got heavy.

The sweet fruits all took it,
and that's how it came to people.
Well, fair little mouth, come, eat,
what Christkindlein has given you!

Author: Ernst von Wildenbruch