Scripture Verse

Joy comes in the morning.@Psalm 30:5

Introduction

portrait
Bentley D. Ackley
(1872–1958)

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, 1912.

Music: Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of De­Ar­mond (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you send us an e-mail?

portrait
Lizzie DeArmond
(1847–1936)

Lyrics

If the dark shadows gather
As you go along,
Do not grieve for their coming;
Sing a cheery song.
There is joy for the taking;
It will soon be light.
Every cloud wears a rainbow
If your heart keeps right.

Refrain

If your heart keeps right,
If your heart keeps right,
There’s a song of gladness
In the darkest night.
If your heart keeps right,
If your heart keeps right,
Every cloud will wear a rainbow,
If your heart keeps right.

Is your life just a tangle
Full of toil and care?
Smile a bit as you journey,
Others’ burdens share.
You’ll forget all your troubles,
Making their lives bright.
Skies will grow blue and sunny,
If your heart keeps right.

Refrain

There are blossoms of gladness,
’Neath the winter’s snow.
From the gloom and the darkness
Come the morning glow.
Never give up the battle,
You will win the fight;
Gain the rest of the victor,
If your heart keeps right.

Refrain