Morning Has Broken

​The hymn, Morning Has Broken,​ was written in 1931 by Eleanor Farjeon. ​The tune it is set to, BUNESSAN, is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. ​The hymn has been widely popularized by many recording artists, including Cat Stevens, who recorded an arrangement of the tune in 1971.​​​

​Morning Has Broken - Lyrics

​M​orning 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 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 re-creation
Of the new day!

​Morning Has Broken - Recording


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