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Words By: Joel Raney

Sydney Carter's classic hymn, "Lord of the Dance," is a metaphor of the life of Christ. In beautiful, poetic language, Carter describes Jesus as The Piper, calling his followers to the dance of life. This 30-minute musical from Joel Raney is an elaboration on that hymn, portraying each verse individually in a dramatic, colorful presentation - all retelling the story from John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." Appropriate for use anytime during Lent or Holy Week, for Palm Sunday or Easter morning, there is an additional narration and underscore that leads into an exciting, complete setting of "Lord of the Dance," celebrating Christ's victorious resurrection. For Maundy Thursday or Good Friday, it may be concluded with the musical benediction "My Jesus, I Love Thee." Narration and scripture have been carefully chosen to complete the story, tying together the verses of Lord of the Dance with a variety of other timeless hymns and songs, creating a meaningful worship experience for the congregation. The piano accompaniment works extremely well by itself, while the optional instrumental parts require a minimal number of players and will enhance the overall effect.

The Instrumental Parts include a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Cello.

Qty Code # Description Price View Listen
8561 SATB $8.95 View Sample
8562 Listening CD $17.95
8563 Accompaniment CD $79.95
8564 Instrumental Parts $55.00
8565 Value Pack (10 listening CDs) $79.95
8566 Preview Pack (Score & listening CD) $17.95
85621DP Listening CD
Digital Audio Download - Minimum Order 1
85631DP Accompaniment CD
Digital Audio Download - Minimum Order 1
85661DP Preview Pack (Score & listening CD)
Digital Print Download - Minimum Order 1
85616DP SATB
Digital Print Download - Minimum Order 6
85641DP Instrumental Parts
Digital Print Download - Minimum Order 1

Product Details

Song List
  • I Danced in the Morning
  • Fairest Lord Jesus w/Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
  • I Danced for the Scribe and the Pharisee
  • I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
  • My Jesus, I Love Thee
  • I Danced on the Sabbath
  • Remember Me
  • I Danced on a Friday
  • O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
  • Benediction (My Jesus, I Love Thee)
  • On the Third Day
  • I Am the Lord of the Dance
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