I Loved This Better Than You Knew

Our hands are clasped while as forever
Perhaps we’ll never meet again
I loved you as I loved no other
This parting fills my heart with pain

   As through this weary world I wander
   My thoughts alone will be of you
   In memory I will see you ever
   I loved you better than you knew

You asked and freely I’ll forgive you
The happy past I must forget
And while I wander lone in silence
I hope that you’ll be happy yet

Perhaps when I am gone forever
You’ll sometimes sit and think of me
And wonder if I’m dead or living
Perhaps I’ll think the same of you