Like Miriam Who Danced to Praise

Like Miriam who danced to praise

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1999)
Tune: FAITH DANCE
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Like Miriam who danced to praise
the parting of the sea,
and David, who before the ark,
danced on with ecstasy,
God, pour your spirit into us,
fill us with joy as well,
that we may also join the dance
and all your praises tell.

Like prophets dancing to your tune
before a royal throne,
or marching to a freedom song
or standing firm alone,
God, send us visions of your will,
reveal to us your Word,
that we may bravely dance our role
and speak what we have heard.

Like those who danced with Jesus Christ,
until his life was done,
then carried on the dance of love
that he had just begun,
God, fill us with their loyalty
and passion for their Friend,
that we may follow in their steps
to joy that has no end.


Source: The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #6

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like Miriam who danced to praise
Title: Like Miriam Who Danced to Praise
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1999)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Source: The Song Lingers On
Notes: This text also appears in Sing the Faith (Geneva Press, 2003), #2120.

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