How can I keep from singing?

Song Author Enya Submitted by: Anonymous
[D]    [G]    [D/F#]    [A]    
My life goes [D]on in [G]endless [D]song
a[A]bove earth's lamen[D]tations,
I hear the real, though [G]far-off [D]hymn
that [A]hails a new crea[D]tion.
Through all the [F#m]tumult [Bm]and the strife
I [D]hear it's music [A]ringing,
It sounds an [D]echo [G]in my [D]soul.
How can I [Bm]keep [A]from [D]singing?
But though the [D]tempest [G]loudly [D]roars
I [A]hear the truth, it [D]liveth,
and though the darkness [G]round me [D]close
[Bm]songs in the [A]night it [D]giveth.
No storm can [F#m]shake my [Bm]inmost calm
while [D]to that rock I'm [A]clinging.
Since love is [D]Lord of [G]heaven and [D]earth
how can I [Bm]keep [A]from [D]singing? [G]    [Bm]    [A]    [D]    [Bm]    [A]    [D]    [Bb7]    
When tyrants [Eb]tremble [Ab]in their [Eb]fear   
and [Bb]hear their death knell [Eb]ringing,
when friends rejoice both [Ab]far and [Eb]near   
how can I [Cm]keep [Bb]from [Eb]singing?

In prision [Gm]cell and [Cm]dungeon vile
our [Eb]thoughts to them are [Bb]winging,
when friends by [Eb]shame are [Ab]unde   [Eb]filed
how can I [Cm]keep [Bb]from [Eb]singing?
[Ab]    [Cm]    [Bb]    [Eb]    [Cm]    [Bb]    [Eb]    

My life goes on in endless song
above earth's lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation.
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear it's music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?
But though the tempest loudly roars
I hear the truth, it liveth,
and though the darkness round me close
songs in the night it giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that rock I'm clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth
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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  • A
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  • Bm
  • Bb7
  • Eb
  • Ab
  • Bb
  • Cm
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