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Prayer to St. Thérèse

Words and Music by Dan Rutledge

For Father Maurice Charbonneau and all Priests

Hear 'Prayer To St. Thérèse'

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.

Verse 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.

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.

Verse 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

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.

Verse 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.

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.

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.

Prayer to St. Thérèse words and music © 1998-2000 Dan Rutledge, London Ontario Canada

Digital photo journal by Marianne. Web Presentation by Dan.

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