Lord of the Dance


Commissioned for the First Congregational Church in Anchorage, Alaska.
The text is from a hymn with words written by English songwriter Sydney Carter in 1967.
He adapted the tune from the American Shaker song “Simple Gifts”.

The words on the banner read:
Dance, dance, wherever you may be. I am the Lord of the dance.
I’ll lead you all wherever you may be. I’ll lead you all in the dance, said He.

The words referring to Christ are in gold, and it depicts a soldier transforming into a tree.