Morning Has Broken

“God never made an ugly landscape. All that sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild.” ~ John Muir

Dawn at the Highest Point in Alabama- Cheaha State Park

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn at the Mouth of Fowl River, Flowing into Mobile Bay

Morning Has Broken, a Christian hymn published in 1931, and written by Eleanor Farjeon, was brought to world attention in 1971 by singer, Cat Stevens.  Muir, Farjeon, and Stevens are reminding us of the gifts we have been given.  “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required…” Luke 12:48

Morning Has Broken

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

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

Listen to  the Cat Stevens recording by clicking here.