Morning Has Broken

Music HighwayOn Monday morning, March 20, 2017 at 6:29 AM EST, the season of spring officially began here where I live. I was listening to the radio and having a cup of coffee after breakfast when winter was no more for the next nine or so. That meant longer daylight hours to come with warmer temperatures growing more evident. It meant that soon outdoor sports such as baseball and soccer would commonly be seen in my surrounding neighborhoods.

But, on that spring morning, a new morning, my thoughts were once again
looking toward to the new day that God has in store for this world.

I am sure some of you thought the same way.

CrucifixAlong with springtime, my favorite time of the year, comes the reflection we Christians undertake on the meaning and purpose of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time of reverent thankfulness and heartfelt appreciation to God for all He has done for us. He not only created us, but opened a door of salvation for us spiritually.

Because of that, we now await a new morning when He, Jesus Christ, returns and officially sets up His kingdom – a new age – for mankind. A new beginning will be breaking forth on earth. A new day with song and praise will fill the air as we behold Christ our Savior as King of kings and Lord of lords.

The YouTube song below can be sung everyday and every season of the year. Nevertheless, every morning of each day is a reminder of God ‘s creation of this earth, His re-creation of our lives spiritually in Christ and, as mentioned, Christ’s return to bring a new way of living on earth.

The second video below is a different arrangement of the same song I listen to often in the morning broadcast from Christian radio station, WIHS  104.9 FM. The station played it at 6:11 AM EST on that day, March 20th.

Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon (1881 – 1965)


MorningHas Broken
   (1931)
lyrics – Eleanor Farjeon
orig. genre – Christian hymn
music – hymn tune “Bunessan”, composed in the Scottish Islands
sung by – Cat Stephens
recorded – 1971
genre – Soft rock, gospel
side B – I Want To Live In A Wigwam
album – Teaser and the Firecat

LYRICS:

Morning has broken,
Like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken,
Like the first bird

Single

Single

Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning
Praise for the springing
Fresh from the world

Sweet the rain’s 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

Album

Album – Teaser and the Firecat

Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning
Born of the one light,
Eden saw play

Praise with elation,
Praise every morning
God’s re-creation
Of the new day

(Repeat first two verses to end)

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As sung by Steven Curtis Chapman:
WIHS logoThis is the actual arrangement that I often hear several mornings on Christian, radio station WIHS 104.9 FM (wihsradio.org).

At the 2:47 YouTube minute mark of the video, Steven starts praising God with “Sing Hallelujah”. This song is an interesting   arraignment of the Christian hymn with choir accompaniment.

Steen Chapman’s website is: stevencurtischapman.com

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