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Carry Your Cross With a Smile

Though your heart may be heavy with sorrow and care

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Though your heart may be heavy with sorrow and care]
Published in 28 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Tho’ your heart may be heavy with sorrow and care,
You may others to gladness beguile,
If a face like the light of the morning you wear,
And carry your cross with a smile!

Carry your cross with a smile,
Carry your cross with a smile;
You may others from sadness to gladness beguile,
If you carry your cross with a smile!

2 Let the well by the wayside that flows unto all
Strength impart for each step of the mile;
Let your faith the great promises often recall,
And carry your cross with a smile! [Chorus]

3 For the work that you faithfully, willingly do,
You shall reap a reward after while;
Only grace in your service can glorify you,
So carry your cross with a smile! [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #127

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though your heart may be heavy with sorrow and care
Title: Carry Your Cross With a Smile
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: Carry your cross with a smile
Copyright: Public Domain



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