This familiar Appalachian melody was found in an old hidden shaker hymnal and brought to life in Aaron Copeland’s most famous work. This piano vocal arrangement of Simple Gifts by Jonathon Robbins, which includes lyrics and chord box diagrams, was originally written many years ago by Elder Joseph Bracket, but is published here today by Santorella Publications.
It is time to give thanks and praise for the “Simple Gifts” we all possess. We must all learn to appreciate the “little things” and be true to one another. This simplistic way of life is one that the Amish culture embraces. Simple Gifts has become a popular inspirational theme which can be heard at most every ceremonial event.