Tomorrow shall be my dancing day is an English “traditional” Christmas carol I found though difficult to sing yet so inspiring in that it is Jesus Himself singing joyfully through His life awaiting the dance with His true love and bride the Church urging His bride to also sing in joyful anticipation.
The first dance between the bride and the bridegroom at the wedding reception is like a symbol of the beginning of their life starting together – ...the dancing day therefore being the wedding day.
As you enjoy this carol, reflect during this season on the anticipation of Christ to be with you eternally - His true love and sing for joy. The King’s College Cambridge Choir performs the Carol below ... and some of the verses follow.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; I would my true love did so chance
to see the legend of my play, to call my true love to my dance;
Chorus: Sing, oh! my love, oh! my love, my love, my love,This have I done for my true love.
Then was I born of a virgin pure, Of her I took fleshly substance
Thus was I knit to man's nature To call my true love to my dance.Chorus
In a manger laid, and wrapped I was - So very poor, this was my chance
Betwixt an ox and a silly poor ass, To call my true love to my dance.Chorus
Then afterwards baptized I was; The Holy Ghost on me did glance,
My Father’s voice heard I from above, To call my true love to my dance.Chorus
Into the desert I was led, Where I fasted without substance;
The Devil bade me make stones my bread, To have me break my true love's dance.Chorus
Before Pilate the Jews me brought,Where Barabbas had deliverance;
They scourged me and set me at nought, Judged me to die to lead the dance.Chorus
Then on the cross hanged I was, Where a spear my heart did glance;
There issued forth both water and blood, To call my true love to my dance.Chorus
Then down to hell I took my way For my true love's deliverance,
And rose again on the third day,Up to my true love and the dance.Chorus
Then up to heaven I did ascend, Where now I dwell in sure substance.
On the right hand of God, that man may come unto the general dance. Chorus
Another perhaps more popular hymn urging the saint to sing ... Text: Luther B. Bridgers
There's within my heart a melody
Jesus whispers sweet and low:
Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,
in all of life's ebb and flow.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
sweetest name I know,
fills my every longing,
keeps me singing as I go.
“Fear not, He is with thee ...Peace be still”... As the joy of Christ fills your heart this Christmas may you always keep singing a new song of joy as you go...
Romans 8  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?