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1. Let not the weight of slumber
Thy heavy eyes encumber;
    But as a roe outwit the hunter’s eyes:
Or, as a soaring sparrow,
Avoid the hunter’s arrow;
    Study the ant, thou sluggard and be wise.

2. Consider her and heed her,
Which hath no guide or leader;
    And yet in summer hath a bounteous feast.
O sluggard, from thy sleeping
Will come an hour of weeping.
    Arise the sun is golden in the east.

3. O, yet a little slumber,
When heavy eyes encumber;
    A little folding of the hands to sleep!
And thou shalt on the morrow
Reap poverty and sorrow;
    And Want, an armed man, on thee will creep.

Author: Wilson MacDonald (Proverbs 6:4-11)
Composer: Nova Scotian folksong
Meter: 7,7,10
Song in the Night: Page 8

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