A First Series of Hymns and Songs/Descriptive Songs/The Cricket
2. The Cricket.
Little guest with merry throat,
Chirping by the taper light,
Come, prolong thy blithesome note,
Welcome songster of the night.
Here enjoy a calm retreat,
In my chimney safely dwell;
No rude hand thy haunt shall beat,
Or chase thee from thy lonely cell.
Come, recount me all thy woes,
While around us sighs the gale;
Or, rejoiced to find repose,
Charm me with a merry tale.