Songs & Hymns

When the Spirit of the Lord

This song is set to a traditional Hebrew melody. It mentions King David, a well-known Biblical character who fought Goliath and eventually became King of Israel. David was a musician who played the harp and wrote songs, many of which can be found in the book of Psalms in the Bible. In one Bible story he dances before the Lord in just a linen ephod (his underwear!). We can follow his example and sing this song with abandon, starting slowly and speeding up each verse until we cannot get any faster!

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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,
I will praise, I will praise,
I will praise as David praised,

Words & music: unknown  arranged Esther Jones. This arrangement © 2006 The Royal School of Church Music, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EB. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 3296590. Please include all items copied in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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