How Can I Keep From Singing Sheet Music


My piano solo arrangement of How Can I Keep from Singing? is available on my website. And you can listen to the MP3 here! Just click on the play button above.

The music for How Can I Keep From Singing was written by Robert Lowry in 1868, and published with the text:

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 Saviour 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?

This favorite Christian hymn is a favorite of religious people across the world. In this piano solo arrangment, I tried to capture the joy the song implies.


About Chas

Chas Hathaway is the author of the books Scripture Study Made Awesome, Marriage is Ordained of God, but WHO Came Up with Dating?, and Giraffe Tracks. He's also a musician and composer. Learn more at Please participate by adding comments and sharing with friends!

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