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Lord of the Dance

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Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #157

Author: Sydney Carter

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First Line: I danced in the morning when the world was begun
Title: Lord of the Dance
Author: Sydney Carter (1963)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dance then wherever you may be
Copyright: © 1963, Stainer & Bell, Ltd., London, England. (admin. by Hope Publishing Co.)



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