Chosen Flower, Rose of Love

This hymn was either collected or written by Sister Debra-Therese Carroll CTC, and is included in her book about St Thérèse of Lisieux, From Her Heart to Yours, published in 1997.

With meter 8.7.8.7.D, it is set to the tune ODE TO JOY.

It does not appear to have been published in any hymnals.


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Lyrics

St. Therese, the Little Flower
Chosen by the Lord above,
Light the spark of love within us,
Chosen flower, rose of love.
As we make our prayers and petitions,
Bring them to God's holy throne;
Let your perfume go before them,
Making our requests your own.

Sweet apostle of God's mercy,
In whose love you came to share,
You surrendered self completely
In your tasks and in your prayer.
Lead us to that lowly valley
Where the humble find their God;
Light our pathway, cheer our spirits,
Walking where the Master trod.

Confidence, abandonment,
Simplicity in us instill
That like you we may completely
Follow God's most tender will.
In the hours of great darkness,
Light the lamp of faith we need,
Trusting your eternal promise
That for us you'll intercede.

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