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Smile in God's name, though dark the sky

Smile in God's name, though dark the sky

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Smile in God's name, though dark the sky]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Smile in God’s name, though dark the sky,
Back of the clouds the sun doth lie,
After the rain comes gleam and glow,
Newness of life to all below.

Refrain:
Smile, smile, smile in God’s name,
Scatter the sunbeams bright;
Wherever you go, whatever you say,
Try to reflect His light.

2 Smile in God’s name, speak words of cheer,
Tell of the Friend so true and dear;
Scatter the sunshine while you may,
Glorify Him each passing day. [Refrain]

3 Smile in God’s name, forget your woes,
Trustingly say my Father knows,
Ever reflecting as you go,
Some of His brightness here below. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #47

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: Smile in God's name, though dark the sky
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Smile, smile, smile in God's name

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Consecrated Hymns #145

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Uplifted Voices #47

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