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Bill ( 22 Apr 97 - 03:47 AM
Jim Dixon 21 Jun 11 - 05:39 PM
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Subject: Rose Still Grows Beyond the Wall info
From: Bill (
Date: 22 Apr 97 - 03:47 AM

Howdy Folks,

Emery (from Pete & Emery on western PA radio years ago) has the words and music for “A Rose Still Grows Beyond the Wall” by A. L. Frink. He has asked me if any of you folks can give any information about this song he found in a 1936 songbook. I've never heard the song. Thanks for the help.

Allinkausay, Bill

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From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 05:39 PM

From The Christian Science Journal, Volume 19, No. 3 (Boston, Mass.: Christian Science Publishing Society, June, 1901), page 160 (where it is given as a poem, not a song):

A. L. Frink

Near shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed, fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride.
It followed the light through the crevice's length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before;
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fall?
Nay; let us faith and hope receive;
The rose still grows beyond the wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.

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