Lord of the Dance

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Lord of the Dance

Post by LOTD » Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:26 am

Need lyrics for "Lord of the Dance". Thanks.
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Re: Lord of the Dance

Post by steveliu » Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:06 am

Here they are. Lyrics were written by Sydney Carter in 1963. It's sung to the tune of "Simple Gifts"

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, 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.

2.
I danced for the scribe
And the Pharisee,
But they would not 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.

3.
I danced 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 on high,
And they left me there
On a cross to die.


4.
I danced on a Friday
When 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.

5.
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.
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