West Virginia Music and Dance

Simple Gifts

(based on the traditional Shaker hymn)

‘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.


“Simple Gifts – the Shakers”

“A simple movie on the early American worship song ‘Simple Gifts.’  The music background was created in a live performance in Riverside, California on a Taylor 914 and Guitar Rig 2 looping software.”

(3:44/2008 / bolander619)


“The 1978 WVU band performing ‘Simple Gifts.’ “

(1:51/2007 / WVUsax27)


” ‘Simple Gifts’ from ‘Blast’ “

(7:37/2007 / 陳宣宏)

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