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The Gift of Being Simple

‘Tis a Gift to be Simple is a song that I admire

For the words call to all who fall yet in their life aspire

To the place where contentment lies that is the heart’s desire

Where soul & spirit harmonize in love’s celestial choir


There is joy in the spirit when simplicity is gained

And the soul will be whole again when sorrows are unchained

As we walk through the valley we are searching for the light

And the gift to be simple is our beacon in the night

‘Tis a Gift to be Simple for its sets the spirit free

On the wings of reflection it flies where it wants to be

When we find our direction we will turn & come to see

That the road to perfection is through pure simplicity


Tis a gift to be simple let the joyous voices sing

‘Tis the gift to be simple and much joy the gift will bring

As we sing out the chorus of this Shaker song or hymn

It goes dancing on before us to revea the truth within


Ending: Song: Simple Gifts

'Tis a gift to be simple
 'Tis a gift to be free
 'Tis a 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