Bill Henderson, a tough man with a gentle vision, found community and religious grace as a middle-aged man while lifting his voice in church. In a book that will inspire readers to share his passion, he writes of his love of traditional hymns and how he sought to learn about their origins. For Bill, the researching of his favorite hymns became more than fact-finding. As he went about his research, he learned that he had cancer. With 'joy' as its theme, Simple Gifts is partially autobiographical, but primarily about godliness as found in the hymns of old.