684. How Can I Keep from Singing?

1 My life flows on in endless song.
Above earth's lamentation
I hear the clear 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 finds an echo 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 he 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 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: No storm can shake my inmost calm
Meter: 8 7 8 7 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: Trust; Ordinary Time, Thirty-Third Sunday: C
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
Copyright: Harm. © 1988, GIA Publications, Inc.



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