Under the direction of Sadie Sonntag the choir provides music for Sunday services at least two services a month from September through June.  This year the choir will take the month of July off and return to the 2nd and 4th Sunday schedule in August.  Check back here for upcoming choir performances.

Event Information:

  • Sun

    Choir asks "How Can I Keep From Singing?"

    9:15 & 11:00 AMSanctuary

    This song is in our hymnal under the title "My Life Flows On In Endless Song".  Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry wrote the original words, published in 1868 in The New York Observer.  The Choir will perform it on Sunday the 31st.  The first verse goes:

    My life flows on in endless song:
    Above earth's lamentation,
    I catch the sweet, tho' far-off hymn
    That hails a new creation.
    Through all the tumult and the strife
    I hear the music ringing;
    It sounds an echo in my soul.
    How can I keep from singing?

    We Unitarian Universalists changed the words a little in the second verse:

    What tho' the tempest 'round me roars,
    I know the truth, it liveth.
    What tho' 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 prevails in heaven and earth,
    How can I keep from singing?

    ... and a lot in the third:

    When tyrants tremble as they hear
    The bells of freedom ringing,
    When friends rejoice both far and near,
    How can I keep from singing!
    To prison cell and dungeon vile
    Our thoughts to them are winging;
    When friends by shame are undefiled,
    How can I keep from singing?

    If you hear someone singing the wrong words, it's prob'ly me, Randy Jones.  I was raised Baptist and learned the song long, long ago!

If you’re interested in singing with us, rehearsals are on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm, and all fun-loving people who want to sing are welcome!  To learn more about the choir, talk to a choir member during Coffee Hour after any Sunday service or contact Sadie here.  Come to a rehearsal Thursday evening during the season, and we’ll all make music together.

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