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“How Can I Keep From Singing?”

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?

While 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 prison cell and dungeon vile
Our thoughts to them are winging,
When friends by shame are undefiled
How can I keep from singing?

Enya

Enya was born Eithne Ni Bhraonain in Co. Donegal, Ireland. Enya studied classical music at college and under private tuition.

The latest honours bestowed on Enya were two Honorary Degrees, the University of Galway honoured her with Doctor of Music and the University of Ulster honoured Enya with Doctor of Letters.

Awards

  • 6 Monte Carlo World Music Awards
  • Best Irish Solo Artist – Hot Press
  • Golden Plate Award – Academy Of Achievement Of America
  • Billboard Music Award For Artist
  • Independent Arts Awards
  • Japanese Grand Prix Award – New artist of the year
  • Two Brit Award nominations
  • Doctor of Music – National University College, Galway.
  • Doctor of Letters – University of Ulster