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Thread #74883   Message #3089592
Posted By: Jim Dixon
05-Feb-11 - 11:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Give Good Gifts (Shaker hymn)
Subject: Lyr Add: GIVE GOOD GIFTS (Shaker hymn)
From Original Shaker Music, Published by the North Family of Mt. Lebanon, NY, Volume 2 (New York: Wm. A. Pond & Company, 1893), page 117:

(That book has musical notation for 4 voices.)


Give good gifts one to another,
Peace, joy and comfort gladly bestow;
Harbor no ill 'gainst sister or brother,
Smooth life's journey, as you onward go.

Broad as the sunshine, free as the showers,
So shed an influence, blessing to prove;
Give for the noblest of efforts your pow'rs;
Blest and be blest, is the law of love.