Recently, I was looking through some files of liturgical material and found this old Quaker hymn. Its title has become my mantra, words that continue to flow through my mind, as I prepare for the coming of our Lord to give us new life, strength, courage and vision to live in this tumultuous world.
How Can I Keep from Singing?
My life flows on in endless song above earth’s lamentation,
I hear the real, though far off hymn that hails a new creation,
Through tumult and the strife, I hear the music ringing,
It sounds and echoes in my soul, How can I keep from singing?