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716. My Life Flows On

1 My life flows on in endless song;
above earth’s lamentation,
I hear the sweet, though far off hymn
that hails a new creation.
Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear the music ringing:
It finds an echo in my soul --
how can I keep from singing?

2 What though my joys and comforts die?
My Saviour still is living.
What though the shadowss gather round?
A new song Christ is giving.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I'm clinging:
since Love commands both heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

3 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?

4 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 Christ's --
how can I keep from singing?

Text Information
First Line: My life flows on in endless song
Title: My Life Flows On
Author: Robert Lowry (1869, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Topic: A New Heaven and A New Earth: Completion of Creation and City of God; City/City of God; Courage (7 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING
Composer: Robert S. Lowry (1869, alt.)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: F Major



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