What a smile will do

A smile will do so many things

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [A smile will do so many things]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 A smile will do so many things,
It seems almost divine;
I wish they all had angel wings,
And everywhere could shine.
A smile will brighter make the way
That leads to heav’n above,
Will brighter make the darkest day
A smile with cheer and love.

Refrain:
It will lighten the way, it will brighten the day,
It will scatter the clouds of life;
So whenever you may, just keep smiling away
All the worry and care and strife.

2 A smile will help us do the right,
And nerve us for the fray;
A smile of cheer and sunny light
Will help to win the day.
Then scatter smiles of sunny cheer,
Wherever you may be,
To drive away the gloom and fear,
And bring the victory. [Refrain]

3 A smile will make a happy face
For all who keep it there,
And help us onward in the race,
To drive away all care.
A smile will do so many things,
It seems almost divine;
I wish they all had angel wings,
And everywhere could shine. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #70

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: A smile will do so many things
Title: What a smile will do
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: It will lighten the way

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #70

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