How Can I Keep From Singing?

“How Can I Keep From Singing?” (also known as “Endless Song”) is, perhaps, the second most well-known gospel hymn authored by Robert Lowry (1826-1899) — the first being “Shall We Gather at the River?”

Born in Philadelphia and later a Baptist minister who served in churches in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, Lowry is best remembered as a writer of more than 500 gospel songs and hymns, and as editor of numerous gospel song books and hymn books.

“How Can I Keep From Singing?” expresses confidence in the eternal promises of Christ in spite of temporal circumstances. Its first verse and refrain proclaim:

My life flows on in endless song above earth’s lamentation; I catch the sweet, though far-off hymn, that hails a new creation. (Refrain): No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I’m clinging; since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?

This arrangement for F horn and piano is ideal as an offertory, at communion, or for recital.

Piano score, solo F horn part — $5.99