Sunday, September 13, 2015

How Can I Keep From Singing?

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth's lamentation,
I catch the sweet, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation

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?

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?

What though my joys and comforts die?
I know my Savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night He giveth.

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?

Robert Lowry

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful, so touching! Thank you, Maribeth. I'm thinking of translating this poem into Japanese. In Christ, Kinuko