Today is Joseph Brackett’s birthday. You probably don’t know him, but you know is work. It goes like this.
‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
Yes, Brackett is the author and composer of “Simple Gifts”, a classic tune that we all love.
To celebrate, here’s one of my all time favorite performances by a band I love.
For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.