How Can I Keep From Singing Lyrics

Pete Seeger

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Michael Damien Hedges, Sally Herbert, Camilla Kerslake, Robert Lowry
album: Track 9 in album I Can See a New Day
release date: 1964-11
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 2:06

Cover Art

Pete Seeger I Can See a New Day cover art
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My life flows on in endless song
Above earth's lamentation.
I hear the real, thought far off hymn
That hails the new creation
Above the tumult and the strife,
I hear the music ringing;
It sounds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?

What through the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it live'th.
What through the darkness round me close,
Songs in the night it give'th.
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, sick with 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?

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 This Land Is Your Land
  • 2 Oh What a Beautiful City
  • 3 Healing River
  • 4 Follow the Drinkin' Gourd
  • 5 Viva La Quince Brigada
  • 6 Oh Louisianna
  • 7 The Bells of Rhymney
  • 8 Go Down Old Hannah
  • 9 How Can I Keep From Singing
  • 10 Mrs. McGrath
  • 11 Mrs. Clara Sullivan's Letter
  • 12 (The Ring on My Finger Is) Johnny Give Me
  • 13 I Come and Stand at Every Door
  • 14 I Can See a New Day