Brighten the way with a smile

Representative Text

1 There are hearts that are drooping in sorrow today;
There are souls under shadow, the while.
O the comfort from God you can gently convey,
And brighten the way with a smile.

Chorus:
O brighten the way with a smile,
Yes, brighten the way with a smile;
Some one's drearest days you can gently beguile,
And brighten the way with a smile.

2 There are burdens most grievous and heavy to bear;
There are souls whom the sinful revile,
You can lovingly whisper God's promises rare,
And brighten the way with a smile. [Chorus]

3 When the soul is in darkness and weary with care
Comes the tempter alluring with guile.
You should shine in that life like the sunbeam so fair,
And brighten the way with a smile. [Chorus]

4 O the beautiful dawning of day is not far,
And the gloaming will linger a while.
Let us glow like the glittering, bright morning star,
And brighten the way with a smile. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #106

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are hearts that are drooping in sorrow
Title: Brighten the way with a smile
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: O, brighten the way with a smile

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