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Text:How Can I Keep from Singing
Author (attributed to):Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Author (vs. 3):Doris Plenn
Tune:ENDLESS SONG
Composer (attributed to):Robert Lowry

442. 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 Love 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 the tempest 'round me roar,
I hear the truth it liveth.
What though the darkness 'round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth. [Refrain]

4 When tyrants tremble, sick with fear,
And hear their death knells ringing;
When friends rejoice both far and near,
How can I keep from singing? [Refrain]

5 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 (attributed to): Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Author (vs. 3): Doris Plenn
Refrain First Line: No storm can shake my inmost calm
Meter: 87 87 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2019
Topic: General Music for Worship: Trust
Tune Information
Name: ENDLESS SONG
Composer (attributed to): Robert Lowry
Meter: 87 87 with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Quaker Hymn



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