Like a bread without the spreading,
Like a pudding without sauce,
Like a matress without bedding,
Like a cart without a hoss,
Like a door without a latch-string,
Like a fence without a stile,
Like a dry and barren creek bed--
Is the face without a smile.

Like a house without a dooryard,
Like a yard without a flower,
Like a clock without a main spring,
That will never tell the hour;
A thing that sort of makes you feel
A hunger all the while--
Oh, the saddest sight that ever was
Is a face without a smile!

The face of man was built for smiles,
And thereby he is blest
Above the critters of the field,
The birds and all the rest;
He's just a lottle lower
Than the angels in the skies
And the reason is that he can smile;
Therein his glory lies!

So smile and don't forget to smile,
And smile, and smile again;
'Twill will help loosen up the cords of cars
And ease the weights of sin;
'Twill help you all along the way,
And cheer you mile by mile;
And so, whatever is your lot,
Just smile, and smile, and smile.