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Weekly Hymn: Morning Has Broken

on July 17, 2014

I’ve only heard this song recently sung at my church, but after researching the background behind the hymn, it appears to be a classic hymn that became more well known when Cat Stevens in the 1970’s recorded it.

This Gaelic melody originally came from Scotland in the 1800’s, but not until the 1920’s did it have words sung with the tune. Eleanor Farjeon wrote the lyrics, based on Genesis 1:5, Job 38:7, and Psalm 118:24.

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 rains new fall, sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dewfall 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

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

“God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.” – Genesis 1:5
“The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.” – Psalm 118:24
“…while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?” – Job 38:7 ”

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One response to “Weekly Hymn: Morning Has Broken

  1. Linda says:

    I loved listening to the Cat Stevens version when I was young.

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