How Can I Keep from Singing

Music composed and performed by Enya, lyrics by Roma Ryan, arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan. Note: there are two verses missing in the booklet lyrics. Part of them couldn't be transcripted yet.

H O W  C A N  I  K E E P

F R O M  S I N G I N G ?

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

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

(...) is loudly rose
I hear the true (...)
And the darkness rounds me close
Songs in the night it give it.

No storm can shake my (...)
(...) the rock I'm climbing
Since love is lord of (...)
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 prision 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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