Thompson, Clara Ann
|IF THOU SHOULDEST RETURN.|
If thou shouldst return with the sweet words
So earnestly spoken that day,
Methinks that thy words, this sad heart would
For my pride has melted away;
And I've learned how true was the heart that
And I've longed for the face that never returned.
If thou shouldst return to claim me thy bride,
How gladly thy fate would I share;
How gladly I'd spend my whole life at thy
How honored I'd feel to be there;
Oh, I've learned to revere the heart that I
And I long for the face that never returned.
If thou shouldst return, ah, vain is the dream!
I'll cherish the fancy no more;
Though dark and forsaken my pathway may
I'll press bravely on as before;
And trust in the One who forgives our
And heals the deep wounds that our wayward-