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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 guitar.....how 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.

3 comments:

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!

Blessings,
Denise

Esther said...

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