Enya - How Can I Keep From Singing? Lyrics




My life goes on in endless song
Above earth's lamentation
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation

Through all the tumult and the strife
I 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 earth
How can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble in their fear
And hear their death knell 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?





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  1. MouldyBolog Bolog

    tears in eyes your not human this is beautiful

  2. rallytotheKing

    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 that music ringing
    It finds an echo in my soul
    How can I keep from singing?

    What though my joys and comforts die?
    I know my Savior liveth
    What though 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
    For all things are mine since I am his
    How can I keep from singing?

    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?


    Audrey Assad

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li2hddmy63U

  3. Joshua Maxwell

    I came to listen to this song after reading it in a book titled, Patriots.

  4. jean-louis Biglu

    As beautifull as song to the sirens by this mortal coil

  5. Kanga Kid

    That voice is like god playing a sacred harp...celestial

  6. Maty

    I am going to join the army and if I die this is a song I would love at my funeral.

  7. Robert Cavalier

    This woman has been inspired by something we must respect.  She has "it"!  A touch of European elegance; a dash of feminine mystique.  Love her & the tune she so willfully offers!  * Cav *

  8. Albus Tran

    Last night I had a very sweet dream coz of this song. In my head, it feel like voice from an angel.

  9. 喜屋武とく子さん

    運命の人♡
    いつ現るのやら..φ(.. )

  10. 喜屋武とく子さん

    言葉のキャッチボールは、人より下手。
    1個の球を投げるのを、一気に100個の球を投げるてしまう傾向があるようだ。
    悪気はなく無意識なのだ。(‥;)
    それでも良いって言ってくれる男性は、中々いないよね~^^;
    心の広い器の持ち主に違いない!(*´ー`*)ダンディー♡

  11. 喜屋武とく子さん

    結婚して家庭を築きながら、仕事と専業主婦を両立するのが夢!
    暖かい家庭に恵まれた未来予想図♡

  12. 喜屋武とく子さん

    洋裁のアトリエの皆に出逢えた事で、自分らしさを表現出来て幸せいっぱいよ♡
    好きな仕事に勤めて、環境にも恵まれている事への感謝!

  13. 喜屋武とく子さん

    喜怒哀楽が激しい。
    ジェットコースターの様に、感情のコントロールが出来なくて、自分自身に振り回されて疲れやすい。
    表現力の豊かさには、負けないけど笑😌

  14. 喜屋武とく子さん

    ありのままの自分を受け入れてくれる男性は、居るのだろうか?!
    病気で帝王切開でしか子どもが産めない身体になっちゃった。

  15. Ezra Stardust

    Pure inner peace ✌️💕

  16. Bruce McAndless-Davis

    Song is by Robert S. Lowry (beautifully sung by Enya!)

  17. Bernadka

    ALIAS...

  18. Robert Cavalier

    It's almost as if I'm riding in a yacht off the coast of Maui & (instead of salt water) -- the boat & its occupants are floating on chocolate pudding!  Wow!  * Cav *

  19. 喜屋武とく子さん

    いつ出られるんだろう
    早く出たい

  20. Daniel Crumpacker

    This song really helps me to relax

  21. danette perez

    Beautiful! Makes me give Our Creator reverence and gratitude for His divine protection and mercy.

  22. Jay Rice

    The Ethereal in Song.

  23. SuperBking1340

    How could you not fall in love with a woman with a voice like this?
    She may have the face like the back end of a bus (which she does not)
    But to hear this lady sing in a morning while she washes her hair would blow your mind.
    Beautiful.

  24. Antonio Gogosevic

    Its God and Jesus here when she sings....

  25. W D

    Enya.....with your voice comes a tear of memory to me, reminding me of my past and only GOD knows what the future holds for me

  26. Robert Cavalier

    All that is good about England dwells in this song.  Respect, tradition, love, clean air & water, good grooming, well dressed women & men, fabulous music, fascinating reading, elegant church services, provocative architecture, democracy on loan to the U.S.A., discoveries via the high seas, hot tea, Princess Diana, The Beatles, etc.  * Love, Cav. *

  27. Magic Alonso

    La mejor canción de Enya y la más bella del mundo!

  28. Pawel Mielanczuk

    Enya masz piękną muzykę

  29. Hường Nguyễn

    Jesus, i trust in You
    Please kẻep me in your arms forever

  30. Daehawk

    I got the Shepard Moons cd back about 1992. Listened to it 100s of times. My wife of 31 years...my soulmate...passed on Jan 3 2019 this year. I cried all the way through this video. :(.

    Cristina Cardaci

    Daehawk May God be good to you and your wife

    Linda Kristine Kjølibråten

    Sorry for your loss. Music can make so many emotions either by the lyrics or that the song might bring menories about the person itself in anyway. God bless you.

    anne prendergast

    Your beloved wife is now singing this beautiful song in a beautiful place called Heaven /Paradise, where one day you too will join her and sing it with her. God bless you. Anne

  31. Hayley Griffiths

    Sound of heaven.

  32. maria

    Ευχαριστώ..Ωραια τραγουδια μου έστειλες παλι.Φιλια...

  33. Mark Austin

    The hairs on my arm raise every time i hear this unbelievable.

  34. Magic Alonso

    Para mi, la mejor canción de Enya.

  35. Lauren Li

    What a beautiful song! I love it!

  36. Amber Rice

    In my bed with my 4 month old grandaughter babysitting trying to get her relaxed listening to this song. For my life I will always love this song. How can I keep from singing....last chorus hymn makes me count every blessing in my life and my heart sings I hear this song and cry still it's that beautiful. Ade'vaia my grandaughter laying here in my arms fell asleep to this thank you Enya

  37. Mystwolfe

    Sometimes it is only the soul that sings on. Sometimes the spirit breaks the heart falters and is only the soul that sings on.

  38. cagun7

    this melody made me listening to Enya for almost 27 years ago,and I see it better than the original melody to the song .So after that I had learn to now Her family a little bit,and They are wonderful people.I also started composing , and above the earth`s lamentation is for me the only way to express may feelings of many of Her melody's.....

  39. Robert Cavalier

    Correction on the first sentence of line 4:  He should be dead (Prince Charles) -- because he betrayed the Princess.  The Queen could have sent her dimwit Son Charles to Siberia to work off his idiocy!  * Cav *

  40. Robert Cavalier

    This woman has the finest vocal delivery on Earth!  It's smooth, melodic .........oh so sweet!  I dream of her as if we were both already married & living in Maui.  She'd sing at breakfast -- then we'd go for a snorkel at Black Rock (near the Maui Marriott).  She should not have to live semi-isolated in an Irish castle.  It's as unfair as what Princess Diana had to endure with the nitwit Prince Charles!  She should be dead; Chuck should have been sent to Siberia to dig ditches!  * Cav *

  41. dandelion Kim

    this song sound like i am in a church... so heavenly beautiful. enya is trully an elf

  42. Robert Cavalier

    Heavenly ........ soft as a summer breeze ....... engaging like a good book ........ spiritually nourishing ......... How can I keep from loving this woman?!  * Cav ~ A huge fan of Britain!

  43. Benjamin Brown

    1557 Pine Avenue, Long Beach (Central) CA may be a portal for subterranean prison system. Search "Wrigley Catalina island".

  44. Shin-i-chi Kozima

    The best music which quivers
    the soul of the person .

  45. Greg Moonen

    When Trump goes down in flames, I'll be singing this song over and over again...

  46. จักรวาล • 89 ปีที่ผ่านมา

    คิดถึงแม่.......

  47. Tony Donoghue

    On the 3rd day god gave us Enya. .god bless Ireland

  48. Happyheartedone Christina Marie

    Amazing song n voice..

  49. Ben Carlo Gallevo

    Feels like a very warm, comforting embrace.

  50. Hydro Knight

    Don't ever stop singing. Period

  51. Simona Pękalová

    Nádhera

  52. Chris Sawyer

    1


    Engleman Art
    Engleman Art
    2 months ago
    My life goes on in endless song
    Above earth's lamentation
    I hear the real, though far-off hymn
    That hails a new creation

    Through all the tumult and the strife
    I 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 earth
    How can I keep from singing?

    When tyrants tremble in their fear
    And hear their death knell 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?

  53. Hugo Stiglitz

    I've been listening to her since I was 14 and now I'm 48 years old and I still listen to her almost every day, her voice sends you to a different place, the definition of music, a combination of sounds with a view to beauty of form to provoke thought and emotion. Enya is a supreme Talent, this is my absolute favorite song by her, Pax deorum Being II. They are all beautiful

  54. Ben Danson

    I miss mi mom

    S.K P

    Peace and comfort be with you Ben. God bless and keep you in his love and care.

  55. Charles Fortescue

    Listening to this is the closest I've ever been to heaven.

  56. Dorien Clifford

    The echo fucks it up

  57. 이까밀로

    혼자만 기뻐하지 마시고 주위에게도 이 노래를 권하십시요!

  58. 박은화

    평화&자연.
    결합!!!

  59. Karen Faivre

    She does it best!!!!

  60. Luna Llena

    Qué maravilla de música y voz...!!! Cómo los ángeles...

  61. Grayson Engleman

    My life goes on in endless song
    Above earth's lamentation
    I hear the real, though far-off hymn
    That hails a new creation

    Through all the tumult and the strife
    I 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 earth
    How can I keep from singing?

    When tyrants tremble in their fear
    And hear their death knell 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?

    Hayley Griffiths

    Thank you.

    Elisabeth Wagner

    Thanks for the lyrics. Be happy and good health to you

    Leonardo Pereira

    Thank you very much for the lyrics,wonderful!!

    Irene Max

    Thank you, Grayson!

  62. 김정수

    눈물이 날것처럼 넘 슬프네여 ㅠㅠ

  63. Kittie Preas Koukalik

    I named my memoir after this song as it was my late husbands favorite

  64. Gary Jonathan

    When tyrants tremble in their fear
    And hear their death knell ringing,
    When friends rejoice both far and near
    How can I keep from singing?
    Ceausescu, Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi and today Robert Mugabe

  65. Ryan Ibrahim

    My dad passed away last September 29th in the morning we don't know what time when I soon found out he had died me and brother and sisters and my entire family were devastated I go to counseling once or twice a week that seems to help talk about my lose rip Daddy I love you I'll miss you

  66. Magdala Foluke

    Linda Enya, minha fada Irlandesa 😍😍😍😍

  67. ken hoare

    Lovely music

  68. Graham Hague

    A beautiful arrangement, but so sad that Enya abandoned the wonderful original lyrics of this hymn and substituted a politically twisted set of words.

  69. michael fozard

    Lovely song

  70. Krystian Wieczorek

    Tego szukałem wiele lat . Dziękuję za tą muzykę. Kocham

  71. Iomey Nargoskoni449

    I wouldn't worry about the tyrants. I heard this when it was true.

  72. Iomey Nargoskoni449

    See this mere corner of a piece of parchment? It has the ability as a product to save humanity, in a new construction of sharing, of never ignoring paying the full cost of every thousand page report of *what governments need, need, beyond need, to pay for the paper we all need, in addition to our needs.

    Long, long after the tempests of felt daring - caring - the strength itself, from the intellect's now powerless laughter underneath* like desire's willingness to sometimes not follow the only channel from which it is rational is cut off, and by the law that ignores where unfed desire cannot know what other people need as limited in a modern right, a locked right, from the vision of what doesn't matter: the jumping spring lamb, with the "poorest" long simple freed pattern - undocumentable and unimportant the way OUR hands and days gather and give every hour to each other that way (without that mystery of Love).

  73. Bill Wunsch

    simply beautiful

  74. Andy Miranda

    The lady who sang this song at my son's funeral did not quite match the quality of Enya, but it was still wonderful to hear it.

    Milton Moore

    You couldn't have
    selected a more
    touching song by
    Enya to project your affection for
    your son during
    that grim time.
    I am feeling somewhat depressed just
    reading about this.
    Glad that God has
    evidently given you the strength to carry on.

    Andy Miranda

    Thank you for your kind words. I am trying to cope as best as I can. Listening to this song is soothing and so inspirational. I try to gain strength from it.

    Brandon Hoke

    A person couldn't have chosen a more beautiful song in the mist of what you're going through. I can't even fathom on what your current situation must be like, but I pray that God will give you the strength and encouragement to keep moving forward and for your days to be full of blessings and filled with abundance of joy, peace, and comfort.

  75. jam v

    my god. this is just perfect..

  76. Lolita Namocatcat

    The beauty of earth help me keep from singing...

  77. ZaiDo 2

    Khaled Freak didn't use part of this song

  78. yukadoo

    When ever it will come to be, my end upon this earth is near.
    My last request may be; this song
    the last of sounds my ears to hear.
    So I will know, at last my time
    of suffering, and strife to cease
    With farewell to this Mortal home,
    My heart at last... will know true peace.

    WhiteWizard79

    yukadoo Beautiful!

  79. Michelle Yule

    One of my favourite songs by Enya" she's such an angel. Irish beauty's my real home....🍀☘🍀🌊⛅️🌤

  80. Ju Hill

    I love this song as it always soothes my tormented soul. No matter what I am going through, it makes me so calm.
    Thank God for the gift of music.

  81. Emm Jay

    The tune for this song is the same as 'Barbara Allen'.

  82. Emm Jay

    Enya has a lovely pure voice but this sounds more like 'How Can I Keep from Crying'. It should be a happy song.

  83. Lindsthestudent

    If there was a song to be played at my funeral, this would be it.

  84. Elaf Zaid

    Sam anyone?

  85. HeyItsEllery

    Rip, Mema. So glad this got to play at your funeral as you requested❤️️

    Bobby Wade

    This played at my grandfather's funeral 16 years ago, and still every time I hear it I think of him and feel a sense of calm :)

    Dannielle Burton

    EllieSparklezzz this was played at my fathers funeral,to this day it remains in my heart reminding me of the great man I lost and the man and father I strive to be

  86. sachseco

    HORRIBLE DICTION!

    Mookie Spindlehurst

    Diction isn't everything, you infernal jerk. A person can have perfect diction and be
    either boring as a vocalist, or utterly unlistenable.
    You missed the beauty of her voice!

  87. Caleb Miller

    This would have been a great song to include in "The Insanity of God."

  88. SideEffects297

    The Darkest Nights Produce The Brightest Stars

  89. Winchester Quaker Warden

    Written by Pete Seeger, a Quaker peace activist. Also wrote if I had a hammer.....where have all the flowers gone....little boxes....we shall overcome...and many more. But Enya certainly sings this better than Pete ever could. She sings it perfectly.

    Nathan Dial

    It predates Seeger. Baptist minister Robert Lowry wrote it in the 1860's, putting a tune to poetry that is hard to source, but was printed in the New York Observer attributed to "Pauline T" on August 7, 1868. Seeger did a magnificent rendition of it, though, and maybe because of his influence it is really popular with Quakers.

    David Carter

    More likely that its popularity with the Quakers brought it to the attention of Pete Seeger, through his friend Doris Plenn, who added the "tyrants tremble" verse.

  90. myfavedc1

    What am I to do? With the daily news of bombings, shootings, storms, devastation of civilization and nature -- and at the same time the outpouring of love and support, beautiful sunrises and amazing acts of kindness - How can I keep from singing?

  91. dagda54

    21 people need to learn to sing...

  92. Anderson Pereira

    Maravilhosa canção!

  93. Victor Pontbriand

    I remember..............

  94. Mark Robinson

    A beautiful song wonderfully performed by Enya, almost impossible for anybody else to sing it any better

    Brandon Hoke

    Mark Robinson Couldn't agree more!

  95. Brian Mcmillan

    If someone does this better than Enya it must be very, very, very special.

    Brendan Theodore

    +Brian Mcmillan Indeed, Brian.  A voice of an Angel - Enya  :)

  96. BroncosWn

    One of the most beautiful songs ever.

  97. sipke bergsma

    Hello Robin Elenion,  i,m glad that there is a church-choir singing this beautiful song, nearer my God to realisme.....

  98. Ronin Elenion

    I love this song! The church choir I'm in sings it, but of course, we don't sing it as good as Enya.