“How Can I Keep From Singing” by Thomas Clay

This is another favorite song from the True Church Conference.

How Can I Keep From Singing

My soul was dead, fast-bound and cold
With no desire to serve Him
But to my prison cell He came
In no way to deserve Him
I saw His wounds, His cross, His love
With full salvation bringing
And now His blood flows through my veins
How can I keep from singing?

I’m now an heir secure in Him
In covenantal favor
In debt to grace which pardoned me
Through Christ my Kingly Savior
Each day is fresh with newness filled
While to the cross I’m clinging
To spend my only life for Him
How can I keep from singing?

What if my joys and comforts die
I know that Truth is living
What though the darkness ‘round me close?
Still Truth its light is giving!
The peace from love makes fresh my heart
A song of hope is springing
All things are mine, since Truth I’ve found
How can I keep from singing?

One day I’ll stand before His throne
My life on earth completed
No need to fear, alive in Christ
No condemnation needed
And then for age and age to come
His praises will be ringing
To know He’s waiting there for me
How can I keep from singing?

Music and 3rd Verse—Traditional Shaker Hymn
Text to 1st, 2nd, and 4th Verses—Thomas G. Clay
© 2006 GraceAnne Music

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