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Lord of the dance
Tune: Lord of the dance (Traditional Shaker melody)

 

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.
            Dance, then, wherever you may be,
            I 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.

 

I 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.
            Dance, then....

 

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,
And they left me there on a cross to die.
            Dance ,then....

 

I 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.
            Dance ,then....

 

They 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.
            Dance, then....

 

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