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Who is the Lord of the dance?

The Lord of the dance is not God. Some of the titles He is called by

Micah 4:13 the Lord of the whole earth."

Matt 9:38 the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

Mark 2:28 Lord of the Sabbath." (the Son of Man)

Nowhere is our lord called the Lord of Dance

Hinduisms Shiva in his dancing posture is called this, he is the destroyer.  Nataraj, The Lord (or King) of Dance; Tamil: (Kooththan)) is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for god Brahma to start the process of creation.

In modern times "Lord of the Dance" was a hymn with words written by English songwriter Sydney Carter in 1963. He borrowed the tune from the American Shaker song "Simple Gifts".

"Lord of the Dance", a song by Steven Curtis Chapman wrote a song that is quite unbiblical and certainly is not related to the Bible but to his emotions as he taught error in it.

I am the heart, I need the heartbeat
I am the eyes, I need the sight
I realize that I am just a body
I need the life
I move my feet, I go through the motions
But who'll give purpose to chance
I am the dancer
I need the Lord of the dance

I am the dancer
He is the Lord of the dance
Lord of the dance
Lord of the dance

I am the dancer
You are the Lord of the dance (repeated 2x)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuX7pzQRI_k

Dance Praise (marketed as Original Dance Praise after the release of its sequel) is a Christian dance video game released on September 29, 2005. It contains 52 songs. The song list can be expanded using expansion packs,

Dancing

Eccl 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

One of the first times dancing is mentioned in the Bible is when the Egyptian army that chased after the Israelites was defeated.

Exod. 15:19-21 For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea upon them. But the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea. Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.And Miriam answered them: "Sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea!"

Dancing is also mentioned with idolatry:

Exod. 32:19 So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses' anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.

David danced unto the Lord (2 sam.6:14) as they brought the ark. Dancing expresses joy

Ps 149:2-4 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise His name with the dance; let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; he will beautify the humble with salvation.

Ps 150:4-6 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

Numerous times we see people dancing for joy but nowhere is the God of the Bible called the Lord of the dance and it should not be used to refer to him when it is referred to other gods.

 

 

 

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