Simple Gifts
Words by: Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett, 1848
Music by: Traditional Shaker Hymn

Tis

the

gift

to

be

sim-

ple,

tis

the

gift

to

be

free,

 

Tis

the

gift

to

come

down

where

we

ought

to

be,

 

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¯

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That

when

we

find

our-

selves

in

the

place

just

right

 

It

will

be

in

the

val-

ley

of

love

and

de-

light

 

When

true

sim-

pli-

ci-

ty

is

gained

 

To

bow

and

to

bend

we

will

not

be

a-

shamed

 

¯

To

turn,

to

turn

will

be

our

de-

light,

 

Till

by

turn-

ing,

turn-

ing

we

come

‘round

right

 

 

 

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