1 There is just a word of gladness you can tell,
There is just a little sadness to dispel;
There are weary feet to strengthen,
There are drooping hearts to cheer;
There are sunny hours to lengthen,
Rocky roads to clear.
Then sing a song of gladness all the day,
And scatter sunny smiles along your way;
Catch the sunbeams as they fly
From the hours that hurry by,
Oh, sing a song of gladness all the way.
2 There is nothing quite so cheering as a smile!
Surely let us not go fearing all the while,
There’ll be many a gloomy shadow
You must lighten as you go,
For in sunshine there is power
You must help bestow. [Refrain]
3 You’ll find happiness abounding ev’rywhere!
If you only look around you, it is there!
There are burdens you must lighten;
All your happiness employ;
There are broken hearts to brighten
With your song of joy. [Refrain]