Saturday, April 18, 2015

"Lord of the Dance,"

I have never heard this song in years......




Lyrics:
I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,
And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth.

Refrain

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
And I'll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the dance, said he.

I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,
But they would not dance and they would not follow me;
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;
They came to me and the dance went on.

Refrain

I danced on the sabbath when I cured the lame,
The holy people said it was a shame;
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high;
And they left me there on a cross to die.

Refrain

I danced on a Friday and the sky turned black;
It's hard to dance with the devil on your back;
They buried my body and they thought I'd gone,
But I am the dance and I still go on.

Refrain

They cut me down and I leapt up high,
I am the life that'll never, never die;
I'll live in you if you'll live in me;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.


I guess I should have posted this on a Sunday?

17 comments:

Tracey Webb said...

One of the hymns that daughter is having at her Wedding next week! Have a lovely weekend x

Rose said...

I have never heard it...

Out My window said...

I love that song and sung it all the time as a child. I also would like to get that album or cd. i am dating myself.

Kaisievic said...

This is such a lovely song, thanks for reminding me about it.

Wean said...

Nice to hear that one again

angela said...

I've never heard it. It's pretty xx

Jean said...

I remember this tune but didn't know the lyrics. Thanks for sharing it!

Evelyn said...

love this song!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Darn! That will now be stuck in my head all day (earworm!)!

Jane and Chris said...

We sang this at church one Easter,vicar loved it ,congregation hated it!
Jane x

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

One of my faves! Good any day of the week! My dad loved it, too! Thanks for the reminder.

Scrappy quilter said...

One of my all time favorites!

William Kendall said...

It's been awhile since I've heard that one.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I have never heard this but I like it. It is one of those songs that could get stuck in your head!

maggie said...

Haven't heard that song in years, i remember singing it in school :-)

Country Gal said...

My Aunty used to sing this when she was doing the gardening and picking veggies from her gardens . It is a lovely tune ! I have also seen the live show of Lord of the dance it is fantastic Irish folk songs and dance started by an Irish dancer by the name of Michael Flatley! Thanks for sharing ,Have a good day !

Terra said...

Powerful words and true.