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Keep on the Sunny Side

There's a light above, there are smiles of love

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [There is a light above, there are smiles of love]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a light above,
There are smiles of love,
When in Jesus we abide;
There are golden rays
Cheering rugged ways;
Let us keep on the sunny side.

Keep on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side,
Walking in light,
Our souls will be bright;
O keep on the sunny side.

2 Tho’ the rain drops fall
In the hearts of all,
In our Father we confide;
There are heav’nly gleams,
And sweet promise beams,
When we keep on the sunny side. [Refrain]

3 Let us trust the Lord,
Trust his gracious word,
That no good will be denied;
With a faith in him
That no shadows dim,
Let us keep on the sunny side. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #108

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a light above, there are smiles of love
Title: Keep on the Sunny Side
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Keep on the sunny side
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #13032

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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