I danced on the Sabbath And I cured the lame; The holy people Said it was a shame. They whipped and they stripped And they hung me on high, And they left me there On a Cross to die.
If we give you a pistol, will you fight for the Lord? But you can't kill the Devil with a gun or a sword! Will you swear on the Bible? I will not! said he, For the truth is more holy than the book, to me.
With a book and a steeple, with a bell and a key they would bind it forever, but they can't, said he. Oh, the book it will perish and the steeple will fall, but the light will be shining at the end of it all.
There's a light that is shining in the heart of a man, it's the light that was shining when the world began. There's a light that is shining in the Turk and the Jew and a light that is shining, friend, in me and in you.
There's an ocean of darkness and I drown in the night till I come through the darkness to the ocean of light, for the light is forever and the light it is free, And I walk in the glory of the light, said he.
Faith is more basic than language or theology.
Faith is the response to something which is calling us from the timeless part of our reality.
Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past, or what is thought to have happened in the past, but the only proof of it is in the future.
Scriptures and creeds may come to seem incredible, but faith will still go dancing on.
Coming and going by the dance, I see That what I am not is a part of me. Dancing is all that I can ever trust, The dance is all I am, the rest is dust. I will believe my bones and live by what Will go on dancing when my bones are not.
So what do you believe in? Nothing fixed or final, all the while I travel a miracle. I doubt, and yet I walk upon the water.
Dance, then, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said he, And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be, And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he.
They buried my body And they thought I'd gone, But I am the Dance, And I still go on.
I see Christ as the incarnation of the piper who is calling us. He dances that shape and pattern which is at the heart of our reality.
I danced in the morning When the world was begun, And I danced in the moon And the stars and the sun, And I came down from heaven And I danced on the earth, At Bethlehem I had my birth.