The hours I spent with thee.
Dear heart, Are as a string of pearls to me
I count them over each one apart
My rosary, my rosary
Each hour a pearl, each pearl a prayer
To still a heart in absence wrung
I tell each bead unto the end
And there a cross is hung
Oh memories that bless and burn,
Oh barren bargain, oh bitter loss
I touch each bead at last to learn to kiss the cross
To kiss the cross, the cross, sweetheart
Rogers, Robert Cameron and Welles, Georgia B., "The Rosary" (1903). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1862.
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