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Simple Gifts


Verse One:

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 are 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 will not be ashamed

To turn, to turn twill be our delight

Till by turning, turning

We come round’ right.

 

Verse Two:

By His Gift we are humble

By His Gift we can see

By His Gift… we reach for where we ought to be

And with God’s Grace we will reach the goal

To be one with Him, with our whole heart and soul

 

When.. true understanding is gained

We will learn to forgive

By His Love we’ll be changed

We’ll grow as He leads us from the old to the New

Till we shine like His Light and walk in His Truth


Verse Three:

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 are 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 will not be ashamed

To turn, to turn twill be our delight

Till by turning, turning

We come round’ right.



Read more about this song or album at Ann Wolf Music Website.

 

Original version (#1) by Joseph Brackett, Jr. (1853)

Contemporary verse (#2) by Ann M. Wolf (c – 2011 - BMI)

 

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