Monday, October 02, 2006

How Can I Keep From Singing

I was reading the other blogs on Sarah's blog and came across a hymn her friend Kris mentions--I didn't know the hymn, but I googled the title and found both the hymn by Robert Lowry

and a slightly different version of the text. (See below.) What a great hymn! I think I like the Lowry version better than the Fields version.

by Uriah J. Fields

Living in the flow is the song that rings
ceaselessly in the human soul.
Are you listening to your soul?

My life flows on in endless song
My soul soars like an eagle.
I hear the Cosmic Voice saying
Behold I make all things new.
No storm can take from me my peace
While in true faith I'm living.
It rings the joy bells in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

My life flows on in endless song
Transcending all mundaneness.
I hear the music in the air,
I feel the presence of God.
Nothing can take my joy from me
While in my heart I'm singing.
I'll sing my song -- yes my song.
How can I keep from singing?

My life flows on in endless song
Unperturbed by circumstance.
The power of love within me
Is stronger than friend or foe.
No condition has advantage
While on His arms I'm leaning.
The presence of love surrounds me.
How can I keep from singing?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enya sings this hymn on one of her CD's if you happen to have access to them!