Look for the Silver Lining

Look on the brightest side of life

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Look on the brightest side of life]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Look on the brightest side of life,
Somewhere the sun is shining;
In ev’ry cloud that swings above,
Look for the silver lining.

Refrain:
Look for the silver lining,
Somewhere the sun is shining;
Waste not your time repining, friend, but
Look for the silver lining.

2 What tho’ your friends should leave today,
Others will come tomorrow;
There is a bright side ev’rywhere,
Happiness you can borrow. [Refrain]

3 Steep is the path you climb today,
Soon comes the peaceful valley;
Fair seems the fields and rolling hills
After the street and alley. [Refrain]

4 If all were sunshine, bright and clear,
With not a shade or shower,
We soon would miss the fruit and grain,
And ev’ry fruit and flower. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifting Songs #11

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look on the brightest side of life
Title: Look for the Silver Lining
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Look for the silver lining
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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