733. How Can I Keep from Singing

1 My life flows on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the real though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Refrain:
No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

2 Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing;
It sounds and echoes in my soul;
How can I keep from singing? [Refrain]

3 What, though my joys and comfort die,
The Lord, my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather 'round?
Songs in the night it giveth. [Refrain]

4 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? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: My life flows on in endless song
Title: How Can I Keep from Singing
Author: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Refrain First Line: No storm can shake my inmost calm
Meter: 8 7 8 7 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Christ the King: Year C; Confidence; Hope (10 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING
Composer: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Harmonizer: Robert J. Batastini, b. 1942
Meter: 8 7 8 7 with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Harm. © 1988, GIA Publications, Inc.



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