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Keep the Heart Singing

We may lighten toil and care

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel (1902)
Tune: [We may lighten toil and care]
Published in 81 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 We may lighten toil and care,
Or a heavy burden share,
With a word, a kindly deed, or sunny smile;
We may girdle day and night
With a halo of delight,
If we keep the heart singing all the while.

Chorus:
Keep your heart singing all the while,
(singing, singing all the while;)
Make the world brighter with a smile,
(brighter, brighter with a smile;)
Keep the song ringing! lonely hours we may beguile,
If we keep the heart singing all the while.

2 If His love is in the soul,
And we yield to His control,
Sweetest music will the lonely hours beguile;
We may drive the clouds away,
Cheer and bless the darkest day,
If we keep the heart singing all the while. [Chorus]

3 How a word of love will cheer,
Kindle hope, and banish fear,
Soothe a pain, or take away the sting of guile;
Oh, how much we all may do,
In the world we travel thro',
If we keep the heart singing all the while. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #50

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We may lighten toil and care
Title: Keep the Heart Singing
Author: Chas. H. Gabriel (1902)
Meter: 7.7.11.7.7.10. with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Keep your heart singing all the while
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12987

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Timeless Truths #526

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