"Worth While" is the first song of Henry Burleigh's song cycle Five Songs of Laurence Hope.
by Laurence Hope
I asked of my desolate shipwrecked soul
"Wouldst thou rather never have met
The one whom thou lovedst beyond control
And whom thou adorest yet?"
Back from the senses, the heart, the brain,
Came the answer swiftly thrown,
"What matter the price? We would pay it again,
We have had, we have loved, we have known!"