Religious Hymns

Simple Gifts

Words By: Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett

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.
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.