Lord of the Dance
My GOD, once, found me sad
Look up child, HE said, and be glad
Dance, child, dance
Iím the Lord of the Dance.
Look at the universe in motion,
The sun, moon, stars and earth
Dance in celestial harmony
To the music of the spheres!
See, child, how the billowing waves
Rise and ebb with the tide,
Look at the coconut palms swaying
To the pan-pipe tune of the wind,
Whistling through the leaves of trees.
Gaze, child on the beauty of each season,
Waltz to the lilting songs of Spring
Of birds singing, while taking wing;
Of vivid blooms sprouting, joining in
The May-Pole weaving and dancing!
Hop and skip child to the beat
Of country-line dance,
Tap your toes to the tempo of the drum;
Swing with the crowd on hot summer days,
Basking in the sunís rays!
Dance the salsa in autumn with the farmers,
Bobbing their heads up and down,
Their scythe swinging,
Reaping, winnowing, gathering;
In the golden meadows, singing
Songs of abundance and praise!
Dance, child, dance to the rhythm of
The falling winter rain,
Dance to the jingling bells of reindeer,
In the winter-wonderland
Of snow-covered hills and plain!
Dance, child, dance when youíre sad!
Rejoice in MY wondrous creation!
Look up and hear the stupendous music
That fills the air with elation,
Remember ME, the Lord of the Dance!
I flung my arms into the air,
I twirled round and round,
Faster and faster I spun,
I felt the world spin with me - the sky, the hill, the tree,
Even the brook and the sea!
All the while, my spirit lifted!
A smile lit up my face as my spirit surged,
I gazed heavenward, in praise,
Hearing His voice calling so clear,
Dance, child, dance forever,
IíM the LORD of the DANCE!