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.