Like Miriam Who Danced to Praise

Like Miriam who danced to praise

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

Full 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.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk 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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Sing the Faith #2120
The Song Lingers On #6Text



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