This is my very favorite Easter Song. I think it should be sung with this much passion and joy in every church across the land. Done to perfection by The Dubliners, I give you, “The Lord of the Dance”… (and I am particularly entertained that McCann dedicated it to Michael Flatley)
If you feel the need to sing along (and I always do), and you need them, the lyrics appear here. Note: in this performance, they skip the verse about the scribe and the Pharisees.
And in related news, Barney McKenna, the banjo player in the video who was going to be taking notes (“euros”), joined The Lord of the Dance last Thursday. May he find that Heaven is one long celidh, full of his beautiful music.