Your Sunday Hymn: How Can I Keep From Singing

How Can I Keep From Singing is a Christian hymn with music written by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry.

Here, it is performed by the Irish songstress, Enya.

Lyrics:

Apparently the first publication of the words was on August 7, 1868, in The New York Observer. Titled “Always Rejoicing”, and attributed to “Pauline T.”

My life flows on in endless song;

Above earth’s lamentation,
I hear the sweet, tho’ far-off hymn

That hails a new creation;
Thro’ all the tumult and the strife

I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul—

How can I keep from singing?
What tho’ my joys and comforts die?

The Lord my Saviour liveth;
What tho’ the darkness gather round?

Songs in the night he giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm

While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,

How can I keep from singing?
I lift my eyes; the cloud grows thin;

I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smooths,

Since first I learned to love it;
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,

A fountain ever springing;
All things are mine since I am his—

How can I keep from singing?

One thought on “Your Sunday Hymn: How Can I Keep From Singing

  1. Let us give praise and thanks. . . . . this is the 4th Anniversary of “Dead ted kennedy” being sober. The date that the real war on women suffered it’s biggest loss [if you’re a dimoCrap or a kennedy]. Amen.

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