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Smile and Be Cheerful

O smile and be cheerful, though life may seem long

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [O smile and be cheerful, though life may seem long]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O smile and be cheerful, tho’ life may seem long,
We need all the joy by the way,
And some one is passing who hears your glad song
May gain strength anew for the day.

Then smile, smile, anywhere, ev’rywhere,
Smile, smile, cheerful and gay;
Sing, sing, just a glad happy song,
Brighten for others the way.

2 Keep heart tho’ the showers are falling so fast,
There’ll soon be a rift in the sky,
Tho’ troubles surround us they never will last,
The bright times will come by and by. [Refrain]

3 O smile and be cheerful wherever you go,
Each life has a burden to bear,
Give freely the sunshine, you never can know
What souls you may save from despair. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #248

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: O smile and be cheerful, though life may seem long
Title: Smile and Be Cheerful
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then smile, smile anywhere
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Festival Songs No.10 #d5

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The Excelsior Hymnal #248

The Festival Song Budget, Children's Day #d19

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