Advent Hymnals

243. KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

Christ in Song,

1.
There's a dark and a troubled side of life;
There's a bright and a sunny side, too;
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view.

Chorus:
Keep on the sunny side,
Always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life,
It will help us every day,
It will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.

2.
Tho' the storm in its fury breaks today,
Crushing hopes that we cherished so dear;
Storm and cloud will in time pass away,
The sun again will shine bright and clear.  [Chorus]

3.
Let us greet with a song of hope each day,
Tho' the moments be cloudy or fair;
Let us trust in our Saviour always,
Who keepeth every one in His care.  [Chorus]

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Title Keep on the Sunny Side of Life
Key A♭ Major
Titles Keep on the sunny side,
First Line There's a dark and a troubled side of life
Author Ada Blenkhorn
Year 1908
Composer J. Howard Entwisle
Hymnal -
Tune There's a dark and a troubled side of life
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Sunlight; Living His Life: Sunlight; Special Selections: Solos
Texts Psalm 36:9
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