Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Morning Has Broken....................

I actually took this photograph of an evening while sitting with the poultry, but on seeing it on the computer screen I was immediately taken back to childhood assemblies.  The school had a large easel, situated in the corner of the hall, that housed the song sheets for our morning hymns.  I used to love those sing-alongs, even though I was tone deaf and couldn't sing a correct note if I tried.  One of my favourite hymns, then and now, was Morning Has Broken.  It used to take me in my imagination out into the fields and woods where I longed to be, instead of having to spend a day in a stuffy classroom.  When I look back at all of those beautiful woods and fields of childhood, it saddens me deeply to think that many of them are now under roads, houses, factories or shops.

I spent today making the most of the beautiful sunny weather so I am once again behind with viewing blogs.  Many thanks for your visits and comments - I will catch up with you all soon.  Hope you are enjoying the same beautiful weather and will join me in song - probably more tunefully than me!

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word

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

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


  1. Cat Stevens sang this song 1970s and that brought me back to the days of my youth, I had to learn this song off by heart to sing in , cumanfa Ganu that year 1954 it was held in the Denbigh hall, today its known as the urdd gobaith cumru.

  2. Cat Stevens did a great version of it.

    You obviously have a better voice than me! I applied for the choir but when the teacher heard me sing she said "Oh God! No, no!" Oh well, I enjoy my singing even if no one else does!


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