|Lord of the dance
||Lord of the dance
(Traditional Shaker melody)
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 -
I had my birth.
then, wherever you may be,
am the Lord of the Dance, said He,
And Iíll lead you all wherever you may be,
And Iíll lead you all in the Dance, said He.
danced for the Scribe and the Pharisee,
But they would not dance and they wouldnít follow me.
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John.
They came with me and the Dance went on.
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,
And they left me there on a cross to die.
danced on a Friday when the sky turned black,
Itís hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought Iíd gone,
But I am the Dance and I still go on.
cut me down but I leapt up high
I am the life thatíll never, never die.
Iíll live in you if youíll live in me
For I am the Lord of the Dance, said He.
Stainer & Bell Ltd