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On the Sunny Side of Life

There's a sunny side where no ill betide

Author: Tillit S. Teddlie (1918)
Tune: [There's a sunny side where no ills betide]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a sunny side where no ills betide,
On the road that we must go;
There are pleasant vales, verdant hills and dales,
Where sweet flowers ever grow.

Oh, the happy, sunny, verdant dales,
Where the sweetest gladness e’er prevails,
Where the sunshine lingers on the hills
Of the sunny side of life.

2 There are shady dells where no gladness dwells,
And the clouds obstruct the view;
But a brighter way, like the light of day,
Is awaiting now for you. [Refrain]

3 Let us sing a song as we go along,
Let us banish care and strife,
That the world may know as we onward go,
There’s a sunny side of life. [Refrain]

Reformation Glory, 1923 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Tillit S. Teddlie

Tillit Sidney Teddlie was born on June 3, 1885 at Swan, Texas. He was a leader in the Churches of Christ denomination in the 20th Century. In addition to singing schools which he taught for 61 years, he also preached and taught across Texas and the southwest. For one period of time (two years) he sang only with Foy E. Wallace, Jr., (a well-known, conservative Churches of Christ preacher around World War II) while they conducted meetings across the country. Teddlie was honored by many people in many places. On June 2, 1985, 630 churches across the land proclaimed Sunday “Tillit S. Teddlie Day” and sang his songs. Teddlie had composed 130 songs and published 14 song books. One of his song books, "Golden Harvest Hymns" included 100 of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a sunny side where no ill betide
Title: On the Sunny Side of Life
Author: Tillit S. Teddlie (1918)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On the happy, sunny, verdant dales
Copyright: Public Domain



Timeless Truths #865
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Timeless Truths #865

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