Saturday, April 28, 2018

Praise every morning

I'm pretty sure the first time I heard this was Cat Stevens on the radio. And I probably thought he wrote it. Then I found it in the hymnbook my church was using. It was in fact composed by Eleanor Farjeon in 1931. I associate the hymn with Spring.

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the word
Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dew fall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness, where his feet pass
Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

If you don't see the performance embedded below the YouTube link is https://youtu.be/6Ge8kAbjS4U