author: unknown, attr. to Robert Lowry
Arranged by: Matthew Culloton
I cannot wait to hear the Singers tomorrow night at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul! Matthew Culloton is the director, an acquaintance of mine from The Concordia Choir days. We sang together in choir for a couple of years. He and his brother Michael are both professional choral directors in the Lutheran Choir tradition. The music tomorrow night will be performed in honor of composer and director, Rene Clausen, our conductor from The Concordia Choir.
Ethan and I heard this song on Minnesota Public Radio a few months ago, arranged by Culloton. It brought shivers to my skin and tears to my eyes. The words are powerful! God is so awesome and powerful. Jesus is risen from the dead.
...No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I cling, Since Christ is Lord of Heaven and Earth, How can I keep from singing?
- 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?What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord 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 Heav’n and earth,
How can I keep from singing?I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
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?