The Eternal Dance

There’s an Irish hymn called Lord of the Dance.  It’s sung to the tune of Simple Gifts (tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free…).  But why write a hymn about dancing?  I think it is because dancing is always linked to life.  We don’t dance at funerals; we dance at weddings.  We dance to celebrate.  We dance after a victory.  Living with the Lord’s indwelling life and in the community of the ekklesia is like a never-ending, life-giving dance with the creator of the cosmos, entwined together for eternity!  The chorus of the song goes like this:

Dance, dance 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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