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Keep a song in your heart

Representative Text

1 Keep a song in your heart for the road is long,
You will need it to make you good and strong;
If you look to the Lord, tho' rough the way,
He will give you a song both night and day.

Keep a song in your heart when things go wrong,
Keep a song in your heart, a happy song;
All the troubles of life will soon depart
If you keep a song ringing in your heart.

2 Keep a song in your heart whatsoe'er betide;
Think of those who are walking by your side;
With a voice full of joy, and smiling face,
You will help make the world a happy place. [Chorus]

3 Keep a song in your heart as you onward go,
And a blessing on those around bestow;
He is watching to see if you are true;
He's the dear loving Christ who died for you. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #33

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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: Keep a song in your heart
Author: Lizzie DeArmond



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Junior Jewels #d6

Junior Youth Hymnal #d89

Melodies of Grace and Hope #d127

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Victory Songs #33

Youth Hymnal #d90

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