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Morning Has Broken

Representative Text

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 God’s 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 recreation
of the new day!

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #38

Author: Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon, (born Feb. 13, 1881, London--died June 5, 1965, Hampstead, London), English writer for children whose magical but unsentimental tales, which often mock the behaviour of adults, earned her a revered place in many British nurseries. The daughter of a British novelist and granddaughter of a U.S. actor, Eleanor Farjeon grew up in the bohemian literary and dramatic circles of London. Attending opera and theatre at 4 and writing on her father’s typewriter at 7, Farjeon came to public attention at 16 as the librettist of an opera, with music by her brother Harry, which was produced by the Royal Academy of Music. Her success with Nursery Rhymes of London Town (1916), simple tunes originally for adults but adapted and sung i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Morning has broken, Like the first morning
Title: Morning Has Broken
Author: Eleanor Farjeon (1931)
Meter: D
Place of Origin: England
Language: English
Notes: German translation: See "Morgenlicht leuchtet, rein wie am Anfang" by Jürgen Henkys; Spanish translation: See "Despunta el alba" by Comisión del Himnario "Albricias"
Copyright: By permission of David Higham Associates Limited, London



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. BUNESSAN is also well known as the set…

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Instances (1 - 69 of 69)

Ancient and Modern #545

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #510


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #48

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #45

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #623

Cantos del Pueblo de Dios = Songs of the People of God (2nd ed.) #88

Catholic Book of Worship III #651

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #27

Chalice Hymnal #53

Church Family Worship #279

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #58

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #212

Common Praise (1998) #3

Common Praise #260

Community of Christ Sings #143

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #450

Complete Mission Praise #467

CPWI Hymnal #661

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #556

Gather (3rd ed.) #855

Gather Comprehensive #756

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #748

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #778

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #664

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #470

Hymnal #648

Hymns and Psalms #635

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #267

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #265

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #212

Hymns of Promise #11

Hymns of the Saints #22

Hymns Old and New #337

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #871

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #851

One in Faith #497

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #4

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #879

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #944

RitualSong #859

Santo, Santo, Santo #465

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #44

Sing and Rejoice! #140

Sing Joyfully #274

Singing Our Faith #279

Singing the Faith #136


Singing the Living Tradition #38

The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #14

The Book of Praise #814

The Hymnal 1982 #8

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #60

The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #5

The New English Hymnal #237

The Presbyterian Hymnal #469


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #35


The United Methodist Hymnal #145

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #50

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #51

The Worshiping Church #362

Together in Song #156

Voices Together #495

Voices United #409

Wings Of Song #6

Worship (3rd ed.) #674

Worship (4th ed.) #847

Worship and Rejoice #35

Worship His Majesty #74

Worship in Song #32

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #370

Include 24 pre-1979 instances
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