Simple Gifts (Cornwall Novellas, #2) by L.B. GreggA former ward of the state, Jason Ferris is fiercely protective of his carefully guarded private life. When hes felled by a rogue lawn ornament at a Christmas party, Jason finds himself in the care of his first and most devastating love - dark, dangerous, and equally damaged Lt. Robb Sharpe.
Newly returned from years away in the military, Robbs homecoming isnt exactly the stuff of fairytales. Now thrust together after a ten year hiatus, Jason and Robb discover that perhaps some things are worth waiting for.
Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free 'Tis a gift to come down where I ought to be And when I am in the place just right I will be in the valley of love and delight When true simplicity is gained To bow and to bend I will not be ashamed To turn, to turn will be my delight 'Til by turning, turning, I come 'round right. Brackett's most famous song, "Simple Gifts", is still widely performed and adapted. Hymns for a Pilgrim People Journeysongs 3rd ed. Journeysongs 3rd ed. Contact us Advertisements. Skip to main content.
Printer-friendly version. Simple Gifts Lyrics. Later, additional or alternative verses:. Additional alternative verses:. The Earth is our mother and the fullness thereof, Her streets, her slums, as well as stars above. Salvation is here where we laugh, where we cry, Where we seek and love, where we live and die.
The tune was written by Joseph Brackett — in The song was largely unknown outside Shaker communities until Aaron Copland used its melody for the score of Martha Graham 's ballet Appalachian Spring Shakers once worshipped on Holy Mount , in the Appalachians , first performed in Copland used "Simple Gifts" a second time in in his first set of Old American Songs for voice and piano, which was later orchestrated. These are the lyrics to his one-verse song:. When the traditional dance is performed properly, each dancer ends up where he or she began, "come 'round right".
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