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There are many troubles that will burst like bubbles

There are many troubles that will burst like bubbles

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [There are many troubles that will burst like bubbles]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are many troubles that will burst like bubbles,
There are many shadows that will disappear,
When you learn to meet them, with a smile to greet them,
For a smile is better than a frown or tear.

You can smile when you can't say a word,
You can smile when you cannot be heard,
You can smile when its cloudy or fair,
You can smile any time, anywhere.

2 Tho' the world forsake you, joy will overtake you,
Hope will soon awake you, if you smile today;
Don't parade your sorrow, wait until tomorrow,
For your joy and hope will drive the clouds away. [Chorus]

3 When the clouds are raining, don't begin complaining,
What the earth is gaining should not make you sad;
Do not be a fretter, smiling is much better,
And a smile will help to make the whole world glad. [Chorus]

Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #145

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are many troubles that will burst like bubbles
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: You can smile when you can't say a word



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Gospel Crusade Hymns #d132

Gospel Crusade Hymns No. 2 #d59

Junior Youth Hymnal #d172

New Joy in Service Songs No. 5 #d93

New Songs for Service #129

Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d209

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Praise and Worship Hymns #103

Select Sacred Songs #d57

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Seth Parker's Hymnal #145

Seth Parker's Hymnal. 5th ed. #d159

Singing Glory #d86

The Campers Hymnal, Songs for the Out-of-Doors #d122

The Gospel in Song #d123

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Youth Hymnal #18

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