Simple Gifts
               Joseph Brackett   1848

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'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,
It will be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shall not be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come round right.

Simple Gifts References:


  Shaker Dancing circa 1840