Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Simple Gifts

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.
Dance, then, wherever you may be!
I am the Lord of the Dance said he.
And I'll lead you all 

wherever you may be,

I will lead you all in the Dance said he.
'Tis a gift to be simple,
 'tis a gift to be fair,
'Tis a gift to wake
and breathe the morning air.
And each day we walk
on the path that we choose,
Tis a gift we pray we never shall lose.

(Shaker song lyrics by Joseph Brackett vs one 1882
Chorus lyrics by Donovan Leitch
verse 3 is a modern alternative verse to the original song)

1 comment:

  1. I love this...and I love all the old photographs...