Each Sunday during Lent, we post a song one of our parishioners submitted to our Lenten Meditation Book. Each song inspires reflection... gives joy... radiates love. We hope that you enjoy.
“Lord of the Dance”
a Shaker song
1. I danced in the morning when the world was young
I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun
I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth
At Bethlehem I had my birth.
Dance, dance, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance, said he
And I lead you all, wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance, said he.
2. I danced for the scribes and the Pharisees
They wouldn’t dance, they wouldn’t follow me
I danced for the fisherman James and John
They came with me so the dance went on.
3. I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame
The holy people said it was a shame
They ripped, they stripped, they hung me high
Left me there on the cross to die.
4. I danced on a Friday when the world turned black
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back
They buried my body, they thought I was gone
But I am the dance, and the dance goes on.
5. They cut me down and I leapt up high
I am the life that will never, never die
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me
I am the Lord of the dance, said he.