When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Music of Time Out

One of the best parts of Time Out for Women, is the music.  There is just something special about it.  I was able to hear a singer for the first time.  I fell in love with his voice and his music.  He is a national Broadway touring performer and his name is Dallyn Vail Bayles.  

I had never heard of him before, but found out right before I went to the conference that he went to school with my Son-in-law.  He sang for us all evening on Friday night.  He had many absolutely amazing songs, but I must admit that one of my favorites was this one.

How Can I Keep From Singing?

By Robert Wadsworth Lowry

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul—
How can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Savior liveth;
What though the darkness gather round!
Songs in the night He giveth:
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it:
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing:
All things are mine since I am His—
How can I keep from singing?

The message of the song echoed within my own heart.  It made me want to find the music and sing it for myself.  I can't give you the song.  You will need to buy the CD for that, but I can give you the words.  I hope that they touch your heart as they did mine.  They express everything that I feel about music.   

Isaiah 49:13 

  • Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

D&C 128:22 
  • Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into singing....

May we each praise his name in all we do, and may we raise our voices in singing.


  1. Beautiful words! Thanks for sharing that! (I'm from the sits girls site--giraffe tribe.)

  2. Thanks for sharing this! I wasn't able to go this year, but have loved it in years past.