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Eva Cassidy How Can I Keep From Singing? Lyrics

Last updated: 08/14/2014 06:13:50 PM


My life goes on in endless song
above earth's lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear it's music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

Oh though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
Oh 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?

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?

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth's lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
How can I keep from singing?

Lord, how can I keep from singing?
Oh, how can I keep from singing?

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Looping | Reviewer: Chris Garrett | 8/13/14

I turn the volume up on my Bose and loop How Can I Keep from Singing for hours. I can't sing along ... who could? But I silently sing and even gesture, pointing to the sky on the very high notes. This is on my list of songs to be played at my memorial. So sad we lost this talented and inspirational talent way too soon. I am blessed that I lived in the DC area and experienced Eva in person. You must listen to this song. I am a Unitarian Universalist ... this hymn is in our hymnal ... but our version is very dull ... wish we could sing the Eva arrangement.

there are many out there but i found this that help me. | Reviewer: Bill | 2/28/12

I was desperate on trying to turn my life around. I talked to Dr.Zack Balo about which spell would be the best for me help me get the house we wanted. The results have been great and we hope to close escrow next week. I know this would have not been possible with out his help as the property had gone off the market and after the spell it suddenly was back on the market a week later email to contact this great man is

I say "amen" to the one below me, and a prayer for the child below him. | Reviewer: Rocco Borama | 7/15/10

All I have to say is, that as a musician, I have made it clear that this song will be played at my funeral. Yes I still cry most times I hear it, and as a KC blues player, have worked up my version but cannot perform it due to the emotion it evokes.

The Strength of Love Through that Incredible Voice | Reviewer: Prof. Juan Manuel Alonso D. | 2/13/10

It's strange how things happen. I got to somebody's blog by chance, and there it was a comment about a wonderful singer (in the unknown blogger's opinion)and the title of a song, "How Can I Keep From Singing?", meaningful enough to make me feel curious. A click on a link, and a totally simple black page came up with just controls for a sound player. Then, a click on the "play button", and magic started: music started, and after a few seconds a voice so sweet, so strong, that I couldn't help but listen to it right to the end. When it was over, I couldn't resist playing it back, and then back again. Meanwhile, I was having the feeling of hearing a black singer singing a heart-felt, moving, black soul song. I had never heard that singer before. I hadn't heard her name before. Not resisting my curiosity, searched for her through the Internet. And there she was: Eva Cassidy. To my amazement, a beautiful blonde woman, with the soul and the voice of a black singer. Who says skin color is an issue? Our Creator paints in multicolor, and it looks, sounds and feels marvelous!

Amazing | Reviewer: Holey diver | 12/21/09

How do describe how one feels when listening 2 this song is near inpmossible,

i am a young teenage girl who mainly listens 2 metal and rock, but this song always appears on my playlist and it brings me 2 tears everytime i hear it, the first tme i heard it i was going througha very hard time with life, and it did really pull me through, when i hear this i always think how can i end my life when this music is so beautiful

thank u eva cassidy and the writer of this song, u have help me so much

R.I.P Eva Cassidy

How Can I Keep From Singing: Eva Cassidy: A Voice of an Angel | Reviewer: Adrienne Brookman Barrett | 12/11/07

The first time I heard Eva Cassidy sing is a moment I'll never forget. I listen to her recordings often and and each time they touch me deeply. Her life certainly does "live on in endless song" and I feel fortunate that I was given the gift of having her beautiful music.

How Can I Keep from Singing | Reviewer: grateful listener | 4/2/06

Eva Cassidy sings this song like no other. After hearing it, I seached for a year to discover the singer and song. Treat yourself to truely uplifting experience.

Wonderful | Reviewer: Peanut Tree | 1/19/05

My grandmother told our whole family a month before she died that she loved this song. Now I find myself humming it randomly, and remembering her. It sounds a bit like 'Amazing Graze,' another song she liked. I appreciate the way Eva Cassidy has performed this - it is beautiful.