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Sydney Carter – Lord Of The Dance lyrics

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    My beautiful mother-in-law passed away last night; her last breath taken as the final note of this hymn played. As I read the words "it's hard to dance with the devil on your back" I think of the horrible pancreatic cancer that has taken her so quickly & too soon from us. She was only 64. However I also now think of her dancing. Wherever she may be. I've always liked this hymn but now it has an alternate meaning for me. It's one she wants played at her funeral so even more fitting that she chose that moment to let go. Rest pain free lovely lady.
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    This is a song, not about dancing with another. But about dancing with your own life. I have loved this song for the last 60 years, I guess that puts me over 70, but the dance goes on. It's about joy in your own inner lives, long may we have them.
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    I first heard this hymn when I met a campus pastor for you. C. C. M back in 1986; he sang and played this song at his ordination, so I always think of him when I hear or sing it in church, even though all of us who were a part of this campus ministry back then don't remember one another any longer. This will always help me remember he and his family.
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    If anyone can hear these lyrics and not understand it is about God's son, Jesus Christ, I don't know what they can understand. Not much, I suspect.
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    I read the words of the song and it makes my heart sing! I understand that our Lord danced in His heart with the joy he beheld in these beautiful words. I have much joy in my life at this moment having just read these words for the first time and think it is the most beautiful song I have ever heard and the meaning is even more so! Thanks be to God for the person who has the talent to write this and to share it.
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