It was included in the recording and songbook "Hi God - Volume 2" which were released in the mid 1970's and are still available from OCP today.
It was also included in More Songs of the Spirit - Songs of the Renewal volume 2, published in the United Kingdom.
It is set to an un-named tune, also by Landry. This has a 4/4 time signature, and was originally published in the key of D, in which the first few notes are D E F G. In keeping with the text, the verse-tune consists of a series of simple scales
Solo singer, unaccompanied, with a very personal interpretation:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.
The song has three verses: in each verse the 1st, 2nd and 4th lines are the same. There is a two-line chorus which is repeated after each verse. A rough outline is:
Sing a simple song unto the Lord,
Sing it with you heart, sing it with your soul,
Oh, Lord I love you Oh, Lord I see,
Oh, Lord I love you, I see that you love me.
2 Say a simple prayer unto the Lord ...
3 Give a simple gift unto the Lord ...
Other verses eg "share a simple smile" "do a simply job" "pray a simple grace" can be added as required.