Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 102-104 W. 38th St, (1919)

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[Verse 1]
I keep a flower deep in my heart,
One little red little rose
Mem’ries have made it so dear to me,
And that’s why it grows and grows Salvation Rose, bloom for aye
You’re in my heart there to stay.

My Salvation Rose, My Salvation Rose,
When our hearts were sad and sorrow was near,
It was you who brought us comfort and cheer,
You were a friend in need,
You’re a friend indeed
You will never, never die, I know,
For it’s in God’s own garden that you grow,
There’s the soul of an angel in you
My Salvation Rose

[Verse 2]
Roses may wither and pass away,
Sunbeams may be hard to see
Still little rose, I will bring to you,
The sunshine you once brought me
I’ve set your heart for my goal
I’ve planted you in my soul.



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