O, there are places great and glorious
Whose praise the world will e'er proclaim.
O' there are places rare and wondrous
Of many deeds and noble name.
But, as for me, I'll cherish ever,
Dear Resurrection, tried and true.
My heart and love no place shall sever,
O, Resurrection, dear, from you.
O, Resurrection, dear Resurrection
With you I long to dwell,
In happy memories, dear Resurrection,
Because I love you well.
O, there are banners, rich and flowing
Whose fold unfurls to sunny skies
And banners light, with radiance glowing
Of every form and every size.
My banner is the Resurrection;
Within its shade I'll shelter find;
A genial welcome and protection,
A joy serene and peace of mind!
We may have friends whose hearts are loyal
Who e'er bestow kind words and smile,
Whose welcome is sincere and loyal,
Who tarry long in time of trial.
But, Resurrection, there's no other
So kind and loyal as are you;
You've played your role of loving mother
To you, I pledge my honor, true!
Sister Mary Louise Kielpinski, C.R.