Keep On the Sunny Side

There is a sunny side to every path below

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [There is a sunny side to every path below]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a sunny side to ev’ry path below,
Where the birds are singing and the sweetest blossoms blow;
In peace and pleasure may the trusting heart abide,
Finding joy and comfort on the blessed, sunny side.

Chorus:
Keep on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side,
Keep the sunny side of the road;
Keep on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side,
Keep the sunny side of the road.

2 Meet ev’ry conflict with a courage brave and strong;
Truth and right shall conquer tho’ the fight be fierce and long;
While in the battel be a soldier and a guide;
Lead the way to vict’ry on the blessed, sunny side. [Chorus]

3 There is a shady side where ceaseless sins abound;
Revelry and discord in the darkest depths are found;
There is a path of safety for the sorely tried;
Walk with Jesus daily on the blessed, sunny side. [Chorus]

4 Clouds keep the silver lining tow’rds the glowing sun;
Gild your darkest trials with a faith that’s nobly won;
Above the shadows let your trusting heart abide,
Faith and hope are shining on the blessed, sunny side. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #168

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a sunny side to every path below
Title: Keep On the Sunny Side
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: Keep on the sunny side
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sunday School and Revival #168

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The Gospel Hymnal for Sunday school and church work #158

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