The forbidden dance
Forbidden Dance I danced when I first heard Your name,
danced because my life would never be the same.
I danced in the sun, I danced in the street,
I danced in the halls when the dancers like to meet
I danced the dance of joy, I danced with passion too,
There wasn’t a move I wouldn’t dance for You.
Then came the day when the dancers had to pay
The price for dancing and giving You away
The foul ones schemed, and the world heard them say.
“Down with the dancers, they’ll be our next prey”
We met in secret dance halls,
Underground, behind thick walls
We listened to soft music play
And still we’d dance the night away.
Nothing could stop the movement in our feet,
As we danced to the rhythm that God’s loving heart beat.
We danced until the day we dancers had to pay
When they tried to take the dancers all away.
They found where we freely danced for Your delight
They found where we hid ourselves to dance all through the night
One by one shots rang out, through the room so dim
Yet my heart screamed out,
“I’ll never stop dancing for Him,
I’ll dance in the moonlight,
I’ll dance all the night
I’ll dance in the sunshine,
I’ll dance in His sight.
Down another dancer fell,
Just who it was, I could not tell
Those who came to take our dance away
Had said with blood we had to pay.
The music never stopped,
As one by one we dropped.
Blood was on the floor, It struck me to the core
But on I danced yet more.
Before each ardent dancer dropped
They said they’d never ever stop
Dancing in the room so dim
Their hearts yet singing out to Him,
We’ll dance in the moonlight,
we’ll dance all the night
We’ll dance in the sunshine,
we’ll dance in His sight.
Though my partner was the next to go
Yet I felt my passion only grow
“Lord, I’ll dance and dance for You
It’s all I really want to do
No matter what the cost I know all is not lost”
Even if it seems I’m last on the floor
I’ll dance and dance much more
Like I’ve never danced before.
Till I feel my spirit soar.
Dancers never die Up to the sky they fly.
When the dancers all meet,
And the dancing King we greet,
In the halls up above,
There’ll be no end then to their great dance of love.
They danced the night away
They lived to see the day
When all tears were wiped away
And they let the music play
Those who tried to take their dance away,
Were now the ones who had to pay,
While the dancers danced all day
In the light of His new day.
the forbidden dance