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Keep the happy in your heart

When the sunbeams bright are hiding

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [When the sunbeams bright are hiding]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the sunbeams bright are hiding, when the raindrops quickly fall,
When the sky is full of clouds so gray,
O remember that our Father’s loving care is over all,
Keep the happy in your heart alway.

Refrain:
Keep the happy in your heart,
Keep the happy in your heart,
Sing a little song for Jesus every day;
Keep the happy in your heart,
Keep the happy in your heart,
Be a ray of sunshine all along life’s way.

2 Are there things that fret and vex you, just be sweet and try to smile,
Count the blessings you have had each day,
On this earth we shall be living such a very little while,
Keep the happy in your heart alway. [Refrain]

3 Pretty stars that shine above us help to cheer the silent night,
Children too, with love can fill each day,
For of such shall be His kingdom, they are precious in His sight,
Keep the happy in your heart alway. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #117

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: When the sunbeams bright are hiding
Title: Keep the happy in your heart
Author: Lizzie DeArmond

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Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #117

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