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Morning Has Broken Hymn Lyrics and Story

Morning Has Broken Hymn Story


Eleanor Farjeon is the author of this beautiful hymn, Morning Has Broken. She was born on Feb 13, 1881, and died on June 5, 1965.

She was the daughter of a British novelist and granddaughter of a U.S. actor.

She wrote books for children in which she was famously known for mocking the behavior of adults.

This hymn was first published in 1931. It was inspired by the village of Alfriston in East Sussex, United Kingdom. 

The tune adopted is a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune known as Bunessan. She composed the song after being asked to compose a song to give thanks for each day. The requested song was to fit this "Bunessan" tune


Morning Has Broken Hymn Lyrics


Author: Eleanor Farjeon.
Tune : "Bunessan" a traditional Scottish tune.

1 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!

2 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.

3 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!

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Below is a video featuring Cat Stevens singing this song.


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