Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken

The light of dawn touching the trees in my back yard.

Happy Summer Solstice!


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


Hymn by Eleanor Farjeon (1931) to the Scottish Highland tune “Bunessan”

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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27 Responses to Morning Has Broken

  1. mk says:

    What a perfect vision of this perfect hymn. It brings tears of gratitude and reverence. Lovely, thank you so much.

  2. Kina says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! And I will be humming that song all day!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! 🙂

  4. the light is exquisite!

  5. twoscamps says:

    Happy Solstice….. lovely post.

  6. Himani B says:

    Such a stunning shot 😍 and beautiful words to compliment!

  7. Maria F. says:

    Hi! Just dropping by to tell you that I have nominated you for a great award. Check out the nomination here (scroll down the page):

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  8. dorannrule says:

    The morning light shining on that tree is just the touch for a feeling of serenity. Lovely hymn too. 🙂

  9. ladyfi says:

    Wow! Just gorgeous!

  10. Robbie says:

    You live in paradise:-) lovely:-)

  11. Sharon K. says:

    This image made me happy :-).

    Happy to learn the origins of that wonderful song, too!

  12. Val Boyko says:

    Such a beautiful image and heart warming words Eliza. Thank you.

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