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Will The Roses Bloom In Heaven

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Will The Roses Bloom In Heaven


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1. In a cold and cheerless garret, in a room so dim, so lone,

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    in a frosty wintry silence there was heard a little moan.

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    And a little child is asking at the break of the day :

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    “Will the roses bloom in heaven, tell me, mama, tell me, pray !”


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Will the roses bloom in heaven, are there any gardens there,

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any violets and clover, way up with the angels fair ?

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Will the branches fill with blossoms and in winter fill with snow ?

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Will the roses bloom in heaven ? Tell me, mama, e'er I go.


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2. Now the room grows light and lighter, everything has caught a glow,

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    Heaven seems to stretch about her while dream faces come and go.

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    Then she whispered,” Birds are singing Psalms of melody,

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    and I see the roses blooming while the angels beckon me.”


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3. Then mother whispered, “In the land so bright and fair,

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    where the roses will be blooming, there will be no parting there.”

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    Goodbye, my little darling, for death is lingering near,

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    and on the little pale face there was not one trace of fear.