Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)

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Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart 

Source: Singing the Faith: 477
Words: Graham Kendrick, Steve Thompson
Music: Graham Kendrick, Steve Thompson
Metre: Irregular
Verses: 2

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2 Responses to Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart (StF 477)

  1. Pedro SPoit says:

    The idea of asking God to teach us how to dance may seem strange to some, but of course the song is not so much about actual physical dancing, as an exploration of the idea of dance as an analogy for a relationship with God. The song continues to add more analogies, such as moving, walking, living and loving. So the first line; “Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart” sets in motion what is effectively a sung prayer to live in a way that is consistent with God’s heart of compassion, love and justice.

  2. David Roebuck says:

    Re music edition: I believe there is an error in the nomenclature of the “first and second time bars” at the end of the Refrain. I think they should read “1, 3, 5″ and “2, 4″ respectively. The “vv” references to verses are incorrect, and the Refrain should be played and sung completely after verse 2 of the song (the present printing implies that “last time to Coda” means the second half of the Refrain is not sung after verse 2). My interpretation seems to be in agreement with publications in a number of other collections.

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