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Little Simple Song​/​A Hymn of Love

from Shaker Songs by Winterbirds



Love the inward, new creation,
Love the glory that it brings;
Love to lay a good foundation,
In the line of outward things.

Love a life of true devotion,
Love your lead in outward care;
Love to see all hands in motion,
Love to take your equal share.

Love to love what is belov'd,
Love to hate what is abhorr'd;
Love all earnest souls that covet
Lovely love and its reward.

Love repays the lovely lover,
And in lovely ranks above,
Lovely love shall live for ever,
Loving lovely loved love.


from Shaker Songs, released January 24, 2019
Text: "A Hymn of Love" (Shaker Hymnal, Hymn XXVIII, part II ("Love")), recorded in "The Gift to Be Simple" by Edward D. Andrews
Music: Nick Rich


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Winterbirds offers a powerful take on Progressive Folk. Deeply versed in traditional Appalachian Folk, Bluegrass and Newgrass, Classical Music, and Contemporary Chamber Music, these young performers cloak timeless melodies in unusual instrumental colors and thrilling textures. ... more

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