Lord Of The Dance

LORD OF THE DANCE

Sydney Carter & Michael Laird/Hope Publishing

Verse 1:

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.

Chorus:

Dance, dance wherever you may be,

For 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.

Verse 2:

I danced for the Scribe and the Pharisees,

But they wouldn’t dance and they wouldn’t follow me.

I danced for the fishermen, for James and John,

They came with me and the dance went on.

Chorus:

Verse 3:

I dance on the Sabbath and 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 the cross to die.

Verse 4:

I danced on a Friday when the world turned black.

It’s hard to dance with the world on your back.

They buried my body and they thought I’d gone,

But I am the dance and I still go on.

Chorus:

Verse 5:

They cut me down and I lept up high.

I am the Life that will never, ever die.

I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me.

I am the Lord of the Dance said He.

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