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A Gift To Be Simple

Gentleness in Mosaic

Gentleness in Mosaic (Photo credit: Nutmeg Designs)

Yesterday, our pastor was speaking on the topic of “gentleness” from the “fruit of the spirit” series he has been addresses for the last several weeks.

As I was listening and trying to break it down to write about it – the song below started popping up in my brain.

Simplicity and gentleness seem to go hand in hand – and I was reminded once again of this truth in hearing the song and reading through the lyrics – a folk tune that many of my vocal students have sung over the years.

Being kind and responding with gentleness rather than with harsh words and reprimand takes strength of character.  And if you have ever had that harsh rebuke when faced with something unpleasant, you will agree with me.  It is the easiest thing to do and takes no control and no gentleness.

No, gentleness, kindness and mercy all of these are…

gifts.

When was the last time you exercised yours?

Enjoy and God Bless

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when you find yourselves 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 shan’t be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight,
‘Til by turning, turning we come ’round right.

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be true,
‘Tis the gift to labor ’til the day is through.
And when you find yourself in the place so fine,
‘Twill be in the cool of the birch and the pine.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight,
‘Til by turning, turning we come ’round right.

‘Tis the gift to be joyful, ’tis the gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift, ’tis the gift, ’tis the simple gift to be!
And when you find yourself filled with pure delight,
The gift to be simple has led you aright.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight,
‘Til by turning, turning we come ’round right.

Comments on: "A Gift To Be Simple" (6)

  1. Always and I write articles, communication studies and teach seminars all with that theme.

  2. I try to practice gentleness everyday… it is hard to do during a busy and hectic day.

  3. I love that song!

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