Cum să nu-Ți cânt eu laude în veci?

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Aud un veșnic cânt,
Laude din adânc,
Ce-mi umple sufletul;
Și orice ar veni,
Știu că voi birui,
Căci Tu ești Dumnezeu!
Cum să nu-Ți cânt
Eu laude în veci?
Cum să-ncetez să Te ador?
Doamne astăzi mă închin!
Cum să nu-Ți cânt
Eu dragostea Ta?
Așa de mult Tu m-ai iubit,
Doamne astăzi Te slăvesc!
Și ochii îmi înalț,
În noaptea grea,
Privindu-Ți gloria;
O, Doamne slava Ta,
Să lumineze-aș vrea,
În inima mea!
Cum să nu-Ți cânt
Eu laude în veci?
Cum să-ncetez să Te ador?
Doamne astăzi mă închin!
Cum să nu-Ți cânt
Eu dragostea Ta?
Așa de mult Tu m-ai iubit,
Doamne astăzi Te slăvesc!
Pot să cânt și-ncercări de vin
Cânt de sunt sus
Pot să cânt de alunec iar
Și cad jos din nou
Pot să cânt, doar Tu mă ridici
Cânt fiindcă ești
Pot să cânt, Doamne Tu auzi
Când în rugă eu Te chem
Pot să cânt chiar și-n moarte
Cânt fiindcă știu…
Voi cânta cu toți sfinții înaintea tronului
S1R1S2R2BR2

Versiunea Originală

How Can I Keep From Singing There is an endless song, echoes in my soul I hear the music ring And though the storms may come I am holding on to the rock I cling Chorus How can I keep from singing Your praise How can I ever say enough How amazing is Your love How can I keep from shouting Your name I know I am loved by the King And it makes my heart want to sing Verse 2 I will lift my eyes in the darkest night For I know my Savior lives And I will walk with You knowing You'll see me through And sing the songs You give (Repeat Chorus) Bridge I can sing in the troubled times sing when I win I can sing when I lose my step and fall down again I can sing cause You pick me up sing 'cause You're there I can sing cause You hear me, Lord when I call You in prayer I can sing with my last breath sing for I know That I'll sing with the angels and the saints around the throne (Repeat Chorus)

Povestea din Spate (EN)

Ever seen a movie’s remake, maybe a generation or two after the original? How about a song’s remake -- not one or two generations afterwards, but 140 years later. Chris Tomlin says the song “How Can I Keep From Singing?” that he and two friends wrote in 2006 was discovered and adapted by Matt Redman from a 19th Century hymn by the same name. Maybe they also heard the old hymn sung on the first season of “The Muppet Show” by the dog Rowlf, although the song’s sentiments are akin to humans, not canines! The song’s theme has remained the same since it was first penned -- a commitment to God because He endures through everything.

The song was first associated with Robert Lowry, a well-known American hymnist in the mid-19th Century, although there is some doubt about who actually authored the words that were put to music. The poem was perhaps initially printed in the New York Observer magazine in 1868 and attributed to someone named “Pauline T.”, although hymnals that include the song give Lowry the credit for its words as well as the music. The song or its associated poem may be known by multiple names, including “My Life Flows on in Endless Song” and “Always Rejoicing”. These two recurring expressions are not light-hearted naiveté, but revelations of a fidelity to Him despite life’s hardships. The writer’s not asking ‘where else would I turn?’, for he’s already decided God is the answer.

OK, smart move, but yet the writer-worshipper goes further. He sings. He’s discovered that music is the Creator’s therapy for wounds. That’s a pretty challenging message for me, since I ordinarily don’t feel like singing when I’m down. In fact, my distress more often makes me blubber if I try to sing. So, is there something more I need to learn about God, about drawing on the strength in the music He gives me? It seems I must learn that Music is from Him, that I’m communicating with Him – a steady Rock - in this medium. I may not overcome everything here, but I am in touch with the Almighty as I hear music and when I sing (or at least try) it. We know not what Lowry (who was in his 30’s during the decade of the 1860’s) or Pauline T. was experiencing, but it was human, with ups and downs as the song’s original words suggest. Since it was in the 1860’s, maybe the American Civil War – which did inspire other music – had permeated this writer’s thoughts. A war might be a ‘tumult’ or a ‘storm’ (from the original hymn) worthy of music, and make someone reach for God. Fortunately for us, this song’s message didn’t go outta style with the passage of one century. And, neither does God.

by David Cain
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