Come, join the dance of Trinity

Come, join the dance of Trinity. Richard Leach* (1953- ).  This is Richard Leach’s most published hymn. The author states that he desires to write hymn texts that are ‘biblically and theologically accurate and sound’ (Leach, 2007, p. 7). He accomplishes this goal in in this this by engaging the singer in an imaginative, multi-sensory celebration of the Trinity.  Leach notes that ‘Dancing has a very long association with the Trinity, going back to the eighth-century theologians who used the word perichoresis to speak of the interdependence of unity and Trinity. “Dance around” is a literal translation of the word, but its sense is “interweaving”, and I use that in the hymn’ (Westermeyer,...

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