Pioneer Children

    “Pioneer Children,” Friend, July 1978, 37

    Pioneer Children

    1. Oh, what did the pioneer children hear

    At early morn on the desert air?

    The sounds of companies wakening,

    The Nauvoo Bell calling Saints to prayer.

    2. Oh, how did the pioneer children help

    When wagons camped in the noontide shade?

    They carried water and gathered sticks

    And watched the little ones as they played.

    3. Oh, what did the pioneer children do

    When night came on and the fires were made?

    They sang and danced in the circled glow,

    And with their loved ones knelt and prayed.

    Music, Pioneer Children