THEN SINGS MY SOUL: LORD OF THE DANCE

Lord of the Dance

sung by LordSong
lyrics by Sydney Carter

I love the harmony of LordSong on this.

According to Wikipedia:

Lord of the Dance is a hymn with words written by Sydney Carter in 1963. He adapted the tune from the famous American Shaker dance song “Simple Gifts“. The hymn is widely performed in the United Kingdom and the United States, and is often mistakenly thought to be a much older traditional hymn. On one occasion its author was informed it had been written in medieval times

Lord of the Dance Lyrics

I danced 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!
(…lead you all in the Dance, said He!)

I danced for the scribe and the pharisee
But they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow me
I danced for fishermen, for James & 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 high
And they left me there on a 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’ll never, never die!
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in Me –
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He!

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A LITTLE FUNNY

There is this atheist swimming in the ocean. All of the sudden he sees this shark in the water, so he starts swimming towards his boat. As he looks back he sees the shark turn and head towards him.

His boat is a ways off and he starts swimming like crazy. He’s scared to death, and as he turns to see the jaws of the great white beast open revealing its teeth in a horrific splendor, the atheist screams, “Oh God! Save me!” In an instant time is frozen and a bright light shines down from above. The man is motionless in the water when he hears the voice of God say, “You are an atheist. Why do you call upon me when you do not believe in me?” Aghast with confusion and knowing he can’t lie the man replies, “Well, that’s true I don’t believe in you, but how about the shark? Can you make the shark believe in you?” The Lord replies, “As you wish,” and the light retracted back into the heavens and the man could feel the water begin to move once again.

As the atheist looks back he can see the jaws of the shark start to close down on him, when all of sudden the shark stops and pulls back. Shocked, the man looks at the shark as the huge beast closes its eyes and bows its head and says, “Thank you Lord for this food which I am about to receive…”

WORDS OF WISDOM

I ran across this great advice on The Daily WD and had to share it.

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Wise Words: Applaud Yourself

“The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping.” —Claudius Claudianus

Do you ever find yourself disappointed that one of your friends didn’t notice your new haircut or that few people congratulated you on your amazing solo in the choir? Stop seeking validation from others. If you think that you look fabulous or know that you did a killer job on that last project, so be it. You’re all that really matters anyway. (And believe me, others sometimes just don’t give praise where it’s due!) —Crystal Tate

THEN SINGS MY SOUL: THERE IS ALWAYS A PLACE AT THE TABLE

There is Always a Place at the Table
Sung by The Gaither Vocal Band
written by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Lyrics:

He’d gotten used to living
On the outside looking in
Lonely was his only constant friend.
So when the invitation came
That clearly bore his name
He hardly could believe the words he read.

There is always a place at the table
There’s a feast that’s now waiting all your own
Your place is set each time the family gathers
It will never be the same til you’re home.

She’d made so many choices
That had torn her life apart
And hurt the very ones she loved the most.
She didn’t even know where someone could begin
Until she got this message from the host.

There is always a place at the table
There’s a feast that’s now waiting all your own
Your place is set each time the family gathers
It will never be the same til you’re home.

Come home, come home.
My child, come home.
There is always a place at the table
There’s a feast that’s now waiting all your own
Your place is set each time the family gathers
It will never be the same til you’re home.

There is always a place at the table
There’s a feast that’s now waiting all your own
Your place is set each time the family gathers
It will never be the same
It will never be the same
It will never be the same til you are home.


FRIDAY FUNNIES

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A SENIOR MOMENT

‘WHERE is my SUNDAY paper?’ The irate customer calling the newspaper office loudly demanded, wanting to know where her Sunday edition was.

‘Ma’am,’ said the newspaper employee, ‘today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow, on Sunday..’

There was quite a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition… as she was heard to mutter, ‘Well, shoot… so that’s why no one was at church today.’

DON’T MESS WITH SENIORS

We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the ‘seniors’ special’ was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99.

‘Sounds good,’ my wife said. ‘But I don’t want the eggs.’

‘Then, I’ll have to charge you two dollars and forty-nine cents because you’re ordering a la carte,’ the waitress warned her.

‘You mean I’d have to pay for not taking the eggs?’ my wife asked incredulously.

‘YES!’ stated the waitress.

‘I’ll take the special then,’ my wife said.

‘How do you want your eggs?’ the waitress asked.

‘Raw and in the shell,’ my wife replied.

She took the two eggs home.

DON’T MESS WITH SENIORS!

WE’VE been around the block more than once.