Alone in the wood the singer looks to heaven; God looks down and says "Poor Indian never fear, I'm with you night and day." When he dies he'll go "above the sky" with no need of blanket or wigwam, "the better habitation share With Jesus good and kind"
Creighton-Maritime: "Apparently this was a hymn written by Rev. Silas Tertius Rand who ministered to the Micmac Indians."
See "When I Go Up to Shinum Place" for similar phrases. - BS
- cf. "The Little Indian Maid" (theme)
- cf. "When I Go Up to Shinum Place" (theme)
- Creighton-Maritime, p. 171, "Indian Hymn" (1 text)
- Roud #2729
- BI, CrMa171