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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How Can I Keep from Singing?

I just had to post this hymn; it's my favorite. Whether on a big church organ, flute, or folk can I keep from singing.......?

How Can I Keep from Singing?

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:
Through 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 though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Savior liveth;
What though 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 Heav’n and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
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?

By Robert Lowry, 1860
Follow this LINK for the tune. Enjoy.


Esther said...

Very nice Denise!

BTW, just wanted to let you know you've been tagged for another meme. Hope you don't mind :-)
God bless,

Denise said...

Hi Esther,
I'll have to check the meme out. I don't mind at all! :) My computer crashed and I'm running on a completely different one -- so I've missed some days of leisurely browsing my favorite blogs!


Esther said...

Oh Denise, that's terrible! Hope it can be fixed.