I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
I danced on the moon and the stars and the sun
I came down from Heaven and I danced on the earth
At then Bethlehem I had my birth
Dance, then, 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.
I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,
But they would not dance and they would not follow me;
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John
They came with me and the Dance went on.
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 left me there on the 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.
They cut me down and 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