What child is this?

Text: Anie Burke-Webb; Melodie: „Greensleeves“

What child is this, who rises now
from His Mother’s womb returning.
Her children greet most joyously
the sight of His face’s bright burning.

This, this is the Sun child born,
The radiant one, the light returned
Born unto the world again,
This child, the promise of summer.

His growing light returns the warmth
that darkness stole from out the Earth
To bud the leaves, and blossoms bring
to signal the Spring’s rebirth.