‘Tis The Gift To Be Simple (Simple Gifts – 3 Verses) – Small Band

‘Tis The Gift To Be Simple ~ Lyrics

‘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 gain’d,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.

‘Tis the gift to be loved and that love to return,
‘Tis the gift to be taught and a richer gift to learn,
And when we expect of others what we try to live each day,
Then we’ll all live together and learn to say,
(refrain)

‘Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be,
‘Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of “me”,
And when we hear what others really think and really feel,
Then we’ll all live together with a love that is real.
(refrain)

Meter: Irregular and Refrain. Lyricist: Joseph Brackett (1797–1882) and others. Public Domain.

Simple Gifts ~ Recording

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I Danced In The Morning (Lord Of The Dance – 5 Verses) – Piano & Wind

I Danced In The Morning ~ Lyrics

Meter: Irregular. Lyrics by Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004) © 1963 Stainer & Bell Ltd. All rights reserved.

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Lord Of The Dance ~ Recording Extract

  • Tune: Lord Of The Dance  adapted from Joseph Brackett (1797 – 1882)’s Simple Gifts by Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004).  Music Copyright © Stainer & Bell Ltd, All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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