Settler’s Lullaby

Snow has fallen on the woods
And upon the stream
Buried underneath the weight
Quail and pheasants dream
Sleep, sleep now, baby, sleep now
There’s a Jesus golden boy
Born among the Iroquois
Isn’t it a wonder?

Wolves and coyotes spread the news
Howling all day long
Foxes turning fiddle wheels
Play a haunting song
Slowly slumber, little dreamer
Caribou have come to see
Watch them bow on bended knee
What a thing of beauty

You will be the trapper King
So the legends say
When they see your fearless face
Wolves will run away
Deeper, deeper, little sleeper
Dive into your gentle dream
See the starlight cast its gleam
You will be a Saviour