Gentle Slumber

Gentle slumber, peaceful night

No fear or danger left in sight

All the world is sleeping tight

As dreams awake in shadow

Earth is lying quiet and still

Excepting gentle cricket's trill

Curtains drawn across the sill

As dreams awake in shadow

Gentle light of moon and star

Mother's blessings, reaching far

And no matter where in the dark you are

Dreams awake in shadow