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55. Bravely Smiling

1 Smiling, bravely smiling
When the clouds look gray,
Sending gleams of sunshine
All along the way;
Facing ev’ry trouble
With a cheery song,
Fills the heart with gladness,
Makes the soul grow strong.

Refrain:
Oh, keep smiling, bravely smiling ev’ry day,
Drive the dreary clouds of darkness far away;
There is sunshine in a smile;
It is surely worth your while;
Then keep smiling glad and gay.

2 Helping, truly helping
Lighten others’ woes,
Speaking words of kindness
Unto friends and foes,
Going on rejoicing
Through the cloud and sun,
Gaining strength by failure,
Victory is won. [Refrain]

3 Smiling, bravely smiling
When the world seems blue,
Stars will soon be shining
Through the dark and dew;
Life is full of blessing,
If we live aright;
Under snows of winter
Hides the summer bright. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Smiling, bravely smiling
Title: Bravely Smiling
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Oh, keep smiling, bravely smiling ev’ry day
Publication Date: 1915
Tune Information
Name: [Smiling, bravely smiling]
Composer: Ira B. Wilson



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