"How Can I Keep From Singing?"
Adapted from the hymn by Robert Lowry, 1860
Third verse by Joel Mabus, 2003

My life flows on in endless song
Above earths lamentation
I hear the real though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing
It sounds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?

What though the tempest loudly roars
I hear the truth it liveth
What though the darkness round me close
Songs in the night it giveth
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that rock I'm clinging
While love is the lord over heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

When men of war come bang the drum
and march their troops before us
Then friends of peace link hand in hand
and join as one in chorus
Their voices rise from every land
an anthem sweetly ringing.
I hear their song of Peace On Earth
how can I keep from singing?

My life flows on in endless song
Above earths lamentation
I hear the real though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing
It sounds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?



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