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How Can I keep from Singing?
My life goes on in endless song
Above earths lamentations,I hear the real, though far-off hymnThat hails a new creation.Through all the tumult and the strifeI hear its music ringing,It sounds an echo in my soul.How can I keep from singing? While though the tempest loudly roars,I hear the truth, it liveth.And though the darkness round me close,Songs in the night it giveth.No storm can shake my inmost calm,While to that rock I'm clinging.Since love is lord of heaven and earthHow can I keep from singing? When tyrants tremble in their fearAnd hear their death knell ringing,When friends rejoice both far and nearHow can I keep from singing? In prison cell and dungeon vileOur thoughts to them are winging,When friends by shame are undefiledHow can I keep from singing?
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