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'Tis the gift to be simple

Full Text

Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where I ought to be
And when I am in the place just right
I will be in the valley of love and delight
When true simplicity is gained
To bow and to bend I will not be ashamed
To turn, to turn will be my delight
'Til by turning, turning, I come 'round right.


Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #114

Author: Joseph Brackett

Joseph Brackett Jr. (May 6, 1797 – July 4, 1882) was an American songwriter, author, and elder of The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers. Brackett's most famous song, "Simple Gifts", is still widely performed and adapted. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis the gift to be simple
Author: Joseph Brackett
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #568Text
Gather (3rd ed.) #748
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #657Page Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #554TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #391
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #613
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #114TextPage Scan
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #128
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #151Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #353TextPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #271
Include 4 pre-1979 instances



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