How Can I Keep from Singing

How Can I Keep from Singingl

Probably, this may be the most recorded early American religious song other than Amazing Grace.

The surprise is that it’s not a folk song, not a Quaker song, but was composed by a Baptist minister, Robert Lowry.

Wikipedia gives its history:

When we sing this in church, I usually take it at a every so slightly faster tempo, but for the purposes here–instrumental, meditative music that may or may not be sing to–I’m taking it quite slowly.

Here’s the hymn as we sing it from the New Century Hymnal.

How Can I Keep from Singing

Just a reminder that the complete collection of these hymn recordings is available for free listening (streaming) at When each new recording is posted on the church website, it is also added to this album.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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