Smile when your heart is all troubled

Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Tune: [Smile when your heart is all troubled]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Smile when your heart is all troubled,
Smile when you’re weary and blue;
Smile, for the Savior is guiding,
Smile, for the Savior is true.

Smile, smile, smile, and the world will grow brighter,
Sorrow and sighing you may beguile;
Smile, smile, burdens of life will grow lighter,
If you trust Jesus and smile, smile, smile.

2 Smile when the tempest is raging,
Smile in your battle with sin;
Smile and your courage will strengthen,
Smiling will help you to win. [Refrain]

3 Smile when your burdens are heavy,
Smile when you’re longing for rest;
Never give up in the conflict,
Smiling is always the best. [Refrain]

4 Smile and give others your sunshine,
Smile as you meet with the throng,
Smile and the world will smile with you,
Greet you with gladness and song. [Refrain]

Source: The Modern Hymnal #301

Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh) ----- Son of James Calvin McKinney and Martha Annis Heflin McKinney, B . B. attended Mount Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana; the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; the Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (BM.1922); and the Bush Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Oklahoma Baptist University awarded him an honorary MusD degree in 1942. McKinney served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman company in Dallas, Texas (1918–35). In 1919, after several months in the army, McKinney returned to Fort Wor… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Smile when your heart is all troubled
Title: Smile
Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Smile, smile, smile, and the world will grow brighter
Publication Date: 1924
Copyright: Public Domain



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