I listen for daybreak’s song
As the cock crows in the dell.
A dawning day birthed anew
With fresh fortunes to foretell.
I listen for even’ song
As now dusk falls on the land
And those I love and cherish
Now draw safe and close to hand.
I listen for the night song
As it sings the quiet time.
The time of sleep, rest and peace
That takes worry from my mind.
Now I hear the songs of life
That sing my time on this earth,
And keep them safe in my heart,
Til they sing a new day’s birth.