How Can I Keep From Singing?

Today I turn 25.  I don’t know about you but that sounds pretty grown up.  25, happily married and with two beautiful little girls.  I couldn’t be happier.  I thank all those who have invested their lives with mine.  I am thankful for my true family and friends who walk with me along this path of life and who have steadily reminded me of my Father’s faithfulness to me.  Yes, I have a lot I worry about…especially for my children, but I continually find myself surrendering those fears, hopes, concerns, dreams and prayers to my God.  This song is actually an ancient celtic lullaby sung by Enya but it is so befitting for this day…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
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?

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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