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Meet Them With a Smile

Never mind the darkness

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Never mind the darkness]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Never mind the darkness,
Gloom will pass away,
Clouds are soon forgotten,
When the skies are gay;
Days are sometimes dreary,
Shadows ‘round thee pile,
Keep a cheerful spirit,
Meet them with a smile.

Smile along life’s journey,
Cheer each weary mile;
Turn from grief and sorrow,
Hope and courage borrow,
Joy will come tomorrow
If you smile! smile! smile!

2 Treasure up the sunshine,
Gather ev’ry ray,
Keep the grace and beauty
For some gloomy day;
Faces bright and shiny
Cheer each weary mile,
Griefs may cross thy pathway,
Meet them with a smile. [Chorus]

3 Never mind that others
Greet thee with a frown,
After earthly crosses
Comes the heav’nly crown;
Evils may beset thee,
Tempters oft begile,
Bravely do thy duty,
Meet them with a smile. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #76

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: Never mind the darkness
Title: Meet Them With a Smile
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: Smile along life's journey
Copyright: Public Domain


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Kingdom Songs #76

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