Be On the Bright Side

Be on the bright side, that is the right side

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Be on the bright side, that is the right side]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Be on the bright side, that is the right side,
Turn from the shadows which brood o’er the way,
Yield not to sorrow, joys come tomorrow,
Walk in the sunshine which gladdens the day.

Refrain:
Be on the bright side, that is the right side,
Travel the path which is sunny and fair,
Be on the bright side, that is the right side,
Turn from the shadows of grief, despair.

2 Be on the bright side, that is the right side,
Turn from the shadows which threat’ningly loom,
Seek for the gladness, losing the sadness,
God sends the sunshine to scatter the gloom. [Refrain]

3 Be on the bright side, that is the right side,
Turn from the shadows which fill thee with fear,
God lives forever, failing thee never,
Gather the sunshine of kindness and cheer. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #68

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Be on the bright side, that is the right side
Title: Be On the Bright Side
Author: Birdie Bell
Copyright: Public Domain

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Worship and Service #68

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