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Bravely smiling

Smiling, bravely smiling

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Smiling, bravely smiling]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Smiling, bravely smiling
When the clouds look gray,
Sending gleams of sunshine
All along the way;
Facing ev’ry trouble
With a cheery song,
Fills the heart with gladness,
Makes the soul grow strong.

Oh, keep smiling, bravely smiling ev’ry day,
Drive the dreary clouds of darkness far away;
There is sunshine in a smile;
It is surely worth your while;
Then keep smiling glad and gay.

2 Helping, truly helping
Lighten others’ woes,
Speaking words of kindness
Unto friends and foes,
Going on rejoicing
Through the cloud and sun,
Gaining strength by failure,
Victory is won. [Refrain]

3 Smiling, bravely smiling
When the world seems blue,
Stars will soon be shining
Through the dark and dew;
Life is full of blessing,
If we live aright;
Under snows of winter
Hides the summer bright. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #55

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: Smiling, bravely smiling
Title: Bravely smiling
Author: Lizzie DeArmond