"Lord of the Dance" as written by and Chris Clark....
I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
I dance in the moon and the stars and the sun,
I came down from Heaven and I danced on earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth.

"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.

I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,
They would not dance, they wouldn't follow me.
So I danced for the fishermen,
James and John came with me and the dance went on.

"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.

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,
Left me there on a cross to die.

"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.

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black,
It's hard who dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body, they thought I'd gone,
But I am the dance, and I still go on.

"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.

They cut me down, but I lept up high.
"I am the life that'll never never die
And I'll live in you if you'll live in me.
I am the Lord of the dance," said he.

"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


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"Lord of the Dance" as written by . Traditional Derek Michael Broadbent

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    General Commentthis is one of the weirdest songs about god and jesus i've ever heard, but it is quite a pleasant little ditty. i like how he refers to jesus as the Lord of the Dance. i'm an atheist and like this song...says a lot for Donovan and his great song writing skills.
    AquilusDominion May 27, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high,
    Left me there on a cross to die.

    Dance then, wherever you may be.."

    It's a little creepy for such a jaunty tune to have such dark lyrics
    muffin8oron January 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI hope you dance.
    sdz896542on January 10, 2016   Link

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