How Can I Keep from Painting?

Recently I've been thinking of Enya singing "How Can I Keep from Singing?" I think it's because of the Paris terrorist attacks. I listened to it right after I heard the news, and have been singing it ever since. For me it's always been a song of comfort and hope. It begins with these soft words:

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth's lamentations,

It's on the 55-minute playlist I assembled for painting the oil pastel paintings on this website -- songs for taking heart -- songs of courage and hope and love.

Since love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

I think of painting hearts the same way.

"Since love is lord of heaven and earth, How can I keep from painting?

The words have evolved over the years. At one time they were a Quaker hymn. Pete Seeger sang the current version. For the song's entire backstory, see Wikipedia.

Link to Lyrics of "How Can I Keep From Singing," as Enya sang them

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