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Mark Schweizer How Can I Keep From Singing?

Categories
Anthems,
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SAB, SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 08
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB or SAB and Keyboard (organ or piano). The traditional Quaker hymn, arranged. Not difficult  - Solo verse, parts verse, last verse in canon.
Both scores (SATB/SAB) included, and both equally as effective! Note: The recording is of the SATB version

My life flows on in endless song above earth's lamentation.
I hear the real, though far off hymn that hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I'm clinging.
It sounds an echo in my soul. How can I keep from singing?

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?
In prison cell and dungeon vile our thoughts to them are winging.
When friends by shame are undefiled, How can I keep from singing?


What though the tempest 'round me roars, I know 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.
Since love is lord of heav'n and earth, How can I keep from singing?

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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