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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lord of the Dance

Interestingly, this tune was also played this week on Tuesday in front of millions of people. Arrangement was different, the tune the same, from Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring.
Whether it be known as "Lord of the Dance" or "Simple Gifts", it's beautiful. If you happened to miss the one heard last Tuesday, you can hear it here.

What music did your heart dance to during worship today? Which one sang to you as a gift? Share in the comments.


  1. I'm headed into our evening service with my teaching outline in hand. THANK YOU for this music. It was a moment of calm in an otherwise exhausting day.

  2. Thanks for posting this! Did you sing along on Tuesday? I did, but found myself singing "Tis a gift to be simple..." probably because my 7 year old sang that in her choir tis year. We sang Lord of the Dance last night - it is our Parish Visitor's favorite song. Today was Reconciling Sunday at our home church, a great day of celebrating our intentional welcome of all LGBT folk, and we sang In the Midst of New Dimensions (it's in the United Methodist hymnal supplement The Faith We Sing #2238). I love the song and the words...

  3. ON Tuesday, I was in the cafeteria at school when I watched it. But I did think of Simple Gifts, instead of Lord of the Dance, just because the context of which it was performed.

  4. I posted a video here of a song we sang during Chrysalis team meeting Saturday, and then this morning...


  5. I did find myself singing along on Tuesday. I often find myself singing this song. One of my favorites.

    Sunday I was the service Pastor in the contemporary worship. It was all good, I can't think of one of them that wasn't. We kicked off the worship with "Blessed be your name." We ended with a different arrangement to "I have decided to follow Jesus."

    I preach this Sunday in the Contemporary and can not wait to worship with singing praises. I love this band.

    Thanks for posting this.


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