God's Simple Gifts
"God's Simple Gifts" is a delightful partner song with the traditional nineteenth century Shaker tune "Simple Gifts". Six handbells, ranging from C6 - A6, add optional obbligato to the majority of the work. Distribute the bells among your singers for "surround sound" effect! With a new text inspired by James 1:17, it is appropriate for performance throughout the year, especially baptism, communion, harvest and Thanksgiving. Suggested corresponding scripture readings include Exodus 16:4, Matthew 15:14-30, John 6: 26-58, Hebrews 6:4-8 and James 1:17.