When the Spirit of the Lord / Dance Like David Danced

The author and composer of this energetic hymn are unknown.

It most probably is based on King David's dancing as described in 2 Samuel.

There are many variations on the words ("sing as David did" vs "sing like David did" -etc), and the verses may be done in different order.



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Examples

Small band. live in a church service:


Guitarist, self accompanied - Latin style:


Instrumental version - praise band:


Fast dance track:


Eastern band backing, slow start, high-speed ending:


Jazz band version, lead and backing singers:


Lyrics

When the Spirit of the Lord (is within my heart)*
I will sing as David sang.
When the Spirit of the Lord is within my heart
I will sing as David sang.
I will sing, I will sing, I will sing as David sang.
I will sing, I will sing, I will sing as David sang.

When the Spirit of the Lord is within my heart
I will clap as David clapped.
When the Spirit of the Lord is within my heart
I will clap as David clapped.
I will clap, I will clap, I will clap as David clapped.
I will clap, I will clap, I will clap as David clapped.

When the Spirit of the Lord is within my heart
I will dance as David danced.
When the Spirit of the Lord is within my heart
I will dance as David danced.
I will dance, I will dance, I will dance as David danced.
I will dance, I will dance, I will dance as David danced.

When the Spirit of the Lord is within my heart
I will praise as David praised.
When the Spirit of the Lord is within my heart
I will praise as David praised.
I will praise, I will praise, I will praise as David praised.



(*)   Some versions have "comes upon my soul"

ABC Notation

About ABC notation

X:1
T:When the Spirit of the Lord
C:Words and Tune - unknown
Z:abc-transcription www.GodSongs.net
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
B,B, | "Em"EE EF G2 FE | "G"G2 F2 E2 EG | "B"F3 E ^D2 F2 | "Em"E6 B,B, |
w:When the Spi-rit of the Lord is with-in my heart, I will dance as Da-vid danced. When the
EE EF G2 FE | "G"G2 F2 E2 EG | "B"F3 E ^D2 F2 | "Em"E6 BB |
w:Spi-rit of the Lord is with-in my heart, I will dance as Da-vid danced. I will
"Am"(c3B A2) Ac | "Em"(B3 A G2) GB | "B7"A3 G F2 A2 | "Em"B6 BB |
w:dance,__ I will dance,__ I will dance as Da-vid danced. I will
"Am"(c3B A2) Ac | "Em"(B3 A G2) GB | "B7"A3 G F2 G2 | "Em"E6 |]
w:dance,__ I will dance,__ I will dance as Da-vid danced.

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