Print Sizes: S, M | Greeting Cards Available (Set of 3 images of King David Dancing in 1 Card) (Card Print Code: PW5) | Original Artwork: SOLD, Graphite on Paper

King David dancing is the Biblical picture of unashamed worship inspired out of love for God. Genuinely knowing and experiencing God through faith in Jesus Christ fills us with a joy that empty, dead religiosity can never give us.


Artist’s Reflection:

“David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.” (2 Samuel 6:14-15)

“And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness…only the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” (Isaiah 35:8-10)

 “…praise him with tambourine and dancing…” (Psalm 150:4)

It is the greatest joy to know God, to be loved by him and to experience all his goodness in our lives! Sometimes when that joy just cannot be contained, it comes out through dancing. I wanted to do a drawing about this, and I thought who would be better than King David, who danced before the Lord with all his might (See 2 Samuel 6:12-23)?

 One of my favorite songs is Martin Smith’s “The Happy Song” (1994 Curious Music? U.K./PRS/Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing). I praised the Lord again and again to this song the whole time I drew these pictures. I could dance a thousand miles because of his great love for me!

The joy that welled up inside of me and inspired these drawings was the joy of coming out of “churchianity” back into a close relationship with Jesus again. (See “John the Baptist Artworks Series”).

 Praise the Lord with me! 

The Happy Song

I could sing unending songs of how you saved my soul

I could dance a thousand miles because of your great love

My heart is bursting Lord to tell of all you’ve done

Of how you’ve changed me life and wiped away my past

I want to shout it out, from every rooftop sing

For now I know that God is for me not against me

Everybody’s singing now, cause we’re so happy

Everybody’s dancing now, cause we’re so happy

If only I could see your face

See you smiling over us

And unseen angels celebrate

The joy is in this place

 See also:

There is Joy in The Presence of Jesus (Praise and Worship Series)

Casting Off The Cloak of Mourning (Praise and Worship Series)