Morning Has Broken

Sung by Cat Stevens

(a.k.a. Yusuf Islam, born Steven Demetre Georgiou)

lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon

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

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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

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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

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* Images from God’s Man, by Lynd Ward (a friend of our family): a novel in (very small) wood engravings, © 1929. [God’s Man retells the Faust story — without using a single word — featuring a painter as the main character. It is, effectively, a silent movie.]

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