dance upon injustice.

Dave chose Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble as one of our worship songs for yesterday, and we're singing it again this coming Sunday for our Easter service. As often happens, the song has been playing in my head over and over since then. I love the imagery of this.

Open up the doors and let the music play
Let the streets resound with singing
Songs that bring your hope
Songs that bring your joy
Dancers who dance upon injustice

Even though I've heard this song, I wondered at the image of "dancers who dance upon injustice." I wondered if this was from Scripture, so I started looking around at and other places online.

What I discovered is that, no, it's not a direct quote from Scripture, though the idea is certainly there. What I think is even more meaningful, though, is that it speaks directly to the fact that we must put feet on our faith, that God is praised and glorified not just in the songs that we sing on Sunday morning, but the lives that we lead.

One of the posts I've found online put it this way:

"All the happy-happy singing within the Church doesn't amount to anything, and is arguably harmful, if our joyful worship doesn't spill over into everyday actions of justice...Just as the song says, let's make our noise of worship be heard by singing it with our lives."
- from The Noise and Impact of Worship at EGBDF


  1. Hello,
    I just happened upon your blog while doing a search for "dance upon injustice" (a life mantra for me) and wanted to say how much enjoy your writing.

    God Bless!


  2. Good insight on dancing on injustice. I was looking for some inspiration in a recent blog and I agree we can do this through faith as God has won the battle. (1 John 3:8)


  3. The Devil is under our feet. and God has won the war already. what the song means is Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

    and since the war is already over - i read the end of the bible God wins!

    and since the Devil is under our feet. why not dance up on injustis?...


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