First off, THANK YOU, Donna pondhopper, for sharing the YouTube of Cat Stevens singing "Morning Has Broken." Like most people, I thought this was HIS song -- I had no clue it was an old hymn that he made famous...
There's a nice blog entry HERE (by Rev. Paul McKay) that talks about it. You can also read about it HERE (at Wikipedia). Also, you can see the YouTube video HERE -- which I really like because it has lovely images to view while listening, plus all of the lyrics displayed.
Fascinating for me to THINK about Jesus while hearing the song. Maybe I knew that at some time in the past, but if so, I'd forgotten it. But read over the lyrics -- we're absolutely talking about Spring -- and the Resurrection of Christ...
Morning Has Broken
(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
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 recreation of the new day
What an amazingly perfect song for Easter! Believe me, I have several others that I love, but this one will now be included in that list for the future.
I hope you all have a lovely day this Sunday. Blessings to those who believe -- and joy to all of you. Spring is a wonderful time for all of us!