Wednesday

Tis a Gift to be Simple - Tis a Gift to be Free

Happy July!  I got the itch to stitch something for the 4th of July celebration and thought I would stitch up a little hoop with the words from one of my all time favorite hymns from my Shaker ancestors...Simple Gifts.


I love to play piano and this is my go to hymn when I want to feel at peace.  Although it may not be a traditional patriotic anthem, it reminds me of the people who founded this nation with gratitude for the simple gifts of freedom.  

Tis a gift to be simple, 
tis a 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 gained,
to bow and to bend
we shant be ashamed.
To turn, turn
will be our delight, 
till by turning, turning
we come round right.

I love, love, love this...and I hope you will enjoy this too.  I have added the pattern for you to download.  It's super simple and something you can whip up while waiting for the fireworks to pop!  I hope you have a great holiday weekend!!!

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