A Cheerful Countenance
A baby's smile is like a prayer
of affirmation loud an clear,
as when our Lord did declare
Our heavenly kingdom is here.
The mother’s tender smile behold:
a self-sacrifice of herself to them;
More precious than the finest gold
Her faithfulness a priceless gem.
The Shepherd, toiling up the slope,
Sore-feet and weary - greets the sun,
like rays of kindness and replenished hope
His smile is warm to everyone.
So all mankind -smile for brother-man
present the fellowship above
It’s plain that - this is our Father’s plan
All faces shall reflect his love.