Lyrics

‘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.

Other lyrics

‘Tis the gift to be loved and that love to return,
‘Tis the gift to be taught and a richer gift to learn,
And when we expect of others what we try to live each day,
Then we’ll all live together and we’ll all learn to say. Refrain

‘Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be,
‘Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of “me”,
And when we hear what others really think and really feel,
Then we’ll all live together with a love that is real. Refrain

Tis the gift to be loving, tis the best gift of all
Like a quiet rain it blesses where it falls
And with it we will truly believe
Tis better to give than it is to receive. Refrain

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be fair
‘Tis a gift to wake and breathe the morning air
And each day we walk on the path that we choose
‘Tis a gift we pray we never shall lose. Refrain

Recorder Notes D,E,F#,G,A,B,C,D’

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