The Lord of the Dance

I danced in the morning when the world was begun

And 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'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 wouldn't follow me

I danced for the fishermen for James and John

They came with me and the dance went on

Dance dance 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 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

They left me there on a cross to die

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

Dance dance 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

They cut me down but I leapt up high

I am the life that will never never die

I'll live in you if you live in me

I am the Lord of the dance said He

Dance dance 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

Sydney Carter

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