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    THE AFTER-GLOW OF PAIN.   Table of Contents     MRS. JOHNSON OBJECTS.

Thompson, Clara Ann
Songs From the Wayside

- IF THOU SHOULDEST RETURN.

IF THOU SHOULDEST RETURN.



If thou shouldst return with the sweet words
of love,
So earnestly spoken that day,
Methinks that thy words, this sad heart would
move,
For my pride has melted away;
And I've learned how true was the heart that
I spurned,
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
side,
How honored I'd feel to be there;
Oh, I've learned to revere the heart that I
spurned!
And I long for the face that never returned.
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If thou shouldst return, ah, vain is the dream!
I'll cherish the fancy no more;
Though dark and forsaken my pathway may
seem,
I'll press bravely on as before;
And trust in the One who forgives our
mistakes,
And heals the deep wounds that our wayward-
ness makes.
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    THE AFTER-GLOW OF PAIN.   Table of Contents     MRS. JOHNSON OBJECTS.