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Sweet, sunny smiles

Smiles for the weary, smiles for the sad

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Smiles for the weary, smiles for the sad]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Smiles for the weary, smiles for the sad,
Smiles for the lonely, making them glad;
Smiles like the sunshine, warming the heart,
Bidding the shadows softly depart.

Scattering smiles, sweet, sunny smiles,
Bringing to others the joy we sing;
Scattering smiles, sweet, sunny smiles,
Telling the love of Christ, our King.

2 Smiles full of kindness, born of his grace,
Deep hidden blessings shine in the face;
Coupled with action, helpful and true,
Winning the wand’rer, keeping him, too. [Refrain]

3 Smiles, because Jesus, reigning above,
Pardons and loves us,—wonderful love!
Smiles, for the Spirit comforts and cheers,
Wondrously forming rainbows from tears. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #88

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Smiles for the weary, smiles for the sad
Title: Sweet, sunny smiles
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Scattering smiles



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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #156Page Scan
Selected Sunday School Songs #d164
Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #88TextAudioPage Scan