Simple Gifts

Lyrics

(Joseph Brackett, 1848, a Shaker from Maine, U.S.)

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be.
And when you find yourself in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

Refrain
When true simplicity is gained
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
‘Til by turning, turning we come ’round right.

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