On Thick Ice



Give to me the life I love
Let the lave go by me
Give the jolly heaven above
There's the life for a man like me
There's the life forever
Forever

Let the blow fall soon or late
Let what will be o'er me
Give the face of earth around
All I seek, the heaven above
And the road below me
Below me

Or let the autumn fall on me
Where afield I linger
Silencing the bird on the tree
Biting the blue finger

White as meal the frosty field
Warm the fireside haven
Not to autumn will I yield
Not to winter even

Let the blow fall soon or late
Let what will be o'er me
Give the face of earth around
And the road before me

Wealth I ask not, hope nor love
Nor a friend to know me
All I ask, the heaven above
And the road below me

On thick ice, I stand

White as meal the frosty field
Warm the fireside haven
Not to autumn will I yield
Not to winter even

Bed in the bush with stars to see
Bread I dip in the river
There's the life for a man like me
There's the life forever

On thick ice