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Robert W. Lehman How Can I Keep From Singing?

Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Suggested Uses(s)

For SATB Choir. Eboullient. Yes, EBOULLIENT! If you have a choir who loves to sing in 7/8 (and what choir doesn't?) this is just great. And if they haven't tried 7/8 for a while, well, it's about time they did. That's what we think.
This is the well-known text with a wonderful new tune. Great for anytime of year. Except for Lent. It's just too happy for Lent.

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth's lamentation,
I hear the sweet, tho' far-off hymn
That hails a new creation;
Thro' 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 tho' my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Savior liveth;
What tho' 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 heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift my eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smooths,
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?


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


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