'Tis the gift to be simple,
'tis the gift to be free,
'tis the gift to come down
where we ought to be,
and when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained
to bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,
to turn, turn, will be our delight
till by turning, turning we come round right.
|First Line:||'Tis a gift to be simple|
|Title:||'Tis the Gift to Be Simple|
|Source:||Shaker song, 18th C.|
|Arranger:||Margaret W. Mealy|
|Copyright:||Acc. © 1984 Margaret W. Mealy|