A Flower for Every Day and More
1. A Rose, dear Little Thérèse, we ask of thee.
A white rose --- holy purity.
2. A red rose of love, sweet Little Flower,
Wilt thou not give us, this very hour?
3. Sweet is the violet of humility,
This virtue, Little Thérèse, grant it to me.
4. The Daisy innocence smiles sweetly to the sun.
This childlike confidence, grant us --- everyone.
5. Every heart-throb, every breath I breathe,
This pink of beauty for God to us bequeath.
6. The buttercup gleams with a golden light.
May His presence on the altar be my one delight.
7. "A pansy --- that's for thought" of all that God has given me;
Help me, Little Flower, to keep it in my memory.
8. That God's presence be ever in my thought,
This flower I ask of thee --- a forget-me-not.
9. Like the May-flower with its fragrance rare
May love of thee, Little Flower, blossom everywhere.