Prayer to St Therese / Please Send Another Rose

This hymn was written by Canadian Roman Catholic musician and composer, Dan Rutledge as part of his Mass of St. Thérèse.

It is © 1998-2002 Dan Rutledge, London Ontario Canada, and for considerable time it was possible to download audio tracks and buy sheet music from his website.   However these are no longer available.  This may be because the Mass-setting became unable to be used when the Catholic church adopted a new English-language translation of the Mass in 2010.   





Examples

An MP3 of the song was available from http://www.danrutledge.com/Music/01/01.htm, but this website is no longer operational.  Please leave a message in the Comment box below if you know where to find an example.


Lyrics

The words are copyright, so cannot be reproduced here.
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They are available from this website.
A rough outline is:

Chorus
Dear St. Thérèse, will you please let fall a rose.
... And if we stray along the Way, please send another rose.

1  You gave up your will to God and lived without a sin.

2  You gave heart and soul and will to love the Holy Face,

3  In the Carmel of Lisieux you suffered through poor health.

4  Help us find the 'Little Way', and take the path you chose,

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Chorus:
Dear St. Thérèse, will you please let fall a rose.
A petal of the flower that you shower upon those,
who try to find the 'Little Way', and take the path you chose.
And if we stray along the Way, please send another rose.

1 You gave up your will to God and lived without a sin.
Then God showed where He had trod, so you could follow Him.
Then He helped to guide your pen through 'Story of a Soul'.
Help us choose your 'Little Way', help to save our soul.

2 You gave heart and soul and will to love the Holy Face,
And said you'd spend your heaven helping all the human race.
You have kept your promise, and you listen as we say:
Sister Thérèse, Little Flow'r, pray for us today

3 In the Carmel of Lisieux you suffered through poor health.
And in the storm of darkness you rejected Satan's stealth.
And like the Infant Jesus, who saw you in your need,
You will help as He did, O Thérèse we plead.

End (same as last 2 lines of chorus)
Help us find the 'Little Way', and take the path you chose, (pause)
If we stray along the Way, please send another rose.

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