1069. On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined. ~Lord Byron

I danced in the morning when the world was begun
I danced in the Moon, and the stars, and the Sun
Next I came down and danced on the Earth
For I am the Lord of the Dance, said He!
And  now I’ll lead you in the Dance with me!
~Edited and excerpted lyrics
from the hymn, Lord of the Dance

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This day had begun with a
dollop of golden light in the east.
And then up, up, up recoiled
the night’s dark shade
so that the space all around me
was filled with wondrous light,
holy light,  warming light.
And in the light was a sparkle;
’twas a glittering hint of spring’s
advance upon earth’s stage.
In the midst of the morn’s litany
Yahweh’s familiar footsteps could be heard
as he moved along the garden’s paths.

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Sing and dance did we,
the birds and I, with
the Lord of the Universe,
the God who won’t let go of
all that He has made and loves.

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Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I till turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. ~Jeremiah 31:13   ✝

**Images via Pinterest; collage created by Natalie

28 thoughts on “1069. On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined. ~Lord Byron

  1. Absolute JOY Natalie!! Felt it, smiled wide, that made me feel so happy in the Lord!!! LOVE that scripture, too!! Gonna have to repost it!! Hope all is well with you, TC 🙂

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  3. I LOVE this Natalie. What a beautiful piece you’ve written. I know this song from way back. I have never, however, focussed or paid attention to the depth of the lyrics. I love the idea of the dance: God dancing with us, in us, through us. And the dance of his creation. Like the Northern Lights, they dance in the sky. I would love to see them some day. It has to be in the summer though, because I can’t stand those cold temps. But then again, in the summer it’s light 24 hours a day that far north. Hmmmmm…
    Love and hugs, my friend.
    🙂 ❤


  4. Your lovely words remind of a book I read years ago, “Dancing in the arms of God.” Both your writing and the words in that book are beautiful reminders of the depth of love that God has for His children. Hugs and blessings!

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