Song: Keep the Heart Singing in Make Christ King

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Details

Copyright 1902, by Chas. H. Gabriel; 1907, by E. O. Excell

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
Gabriel, Charles Hutchinson

Page 18
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 18
Verses: 3 verses

Associated Tunes

Keep the Heart Singing, #18

Lyrics

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

Verse 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.

Verse 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.