My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation,
I hear the sweet, tho’ far-off hymn
That hails a new creation;
Thro’ all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul –
How can I keep from singing?
These words are from a 19th century American hymn first published in 1868 in The New York Observer. They speak to us of the power and importance of singing our praise to God and how, in singing together, we are transformed individually and as a community.
The Church of the Redeemer has a long, rich tradition of fine music led by remarkable directors and talented singers. As I begin my first program year in your midst, it is my honor and privilege to invite you to join me and all those already involved in offering yourself to this transformative ministry.
I encourage you to find your place in our music program as you respond to the call: “How can you keep from singing?”
Bert Landman, Director of Music Ministry