Morning Has Broken

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 >

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First Line: Morning has broken
Title: Morning Has Broken
Author: Eleanor Farjeon (1931)
Meter: D
Language: English
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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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #545

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


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #48

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #45

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: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #260

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #450

Complete Mission Praise #467

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #556

Gather (3rd ed.) #855

Gather Comprehensive #756

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #748

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #664

Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #8

Hymnal: A Worship Book #648

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #635

Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #267

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

Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #11

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #22

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #337

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #4

Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #469

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #44

Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #140

Sing Joyfully #274

Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #279

Singing the Faith #136

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

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #60

The New English Hymnal #237


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: Australian hymn book II #156

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #409

Worship (3rd ed.) #674

Worship (4th ed.) #847

Worship and Rejoice #35

Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #32

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #370

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