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Cat Stevens – Morning Has Broken lyrics

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.

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlight from heaven.
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetnes 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.

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.

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  • u
    It's a christian hymn. It was recreated also as a song to represent the beginning of spring, or for the first day of spring. It was recreated by eleanor farjeon who was asked to make a poem to fit a scottish tune, as a song of praise for each new day. It was originally used as a christmas carol. Eden to us is the garden of eden. His to us means "the lord" or god. He has created all of us to praise him, whether it be with singing, our actions, or whatever we do in everyday life.
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  • u
    I don't see where some of you are getting all this negativity about this song. There is nothing in there about bad fruit. Where did the cat remark come from? The mention of a cat is not in there at all. This proves that many can find negativity where there is none. There is nothing in there about christ either. God is the one which created (and creates) the earth and all things that are, have been, or ever will be everyday, so lets give some positive credit to "the one" that deserves the glory and credit of creation. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever amen.
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  • u
    Just alllways moves me very deeply every time I read these lyrics. I met a woman from germany who sings this song with her young students every morning. Imagine all of creation singing it every morning. Every school. Wow it is a pleasant reminder. That everyday is just like the first day. Just as important. Why would today be any less important than the first day. We could be sadly preoccupied. Not paying attention to him. He is tenderly recreaating it for us. Aware of this and tred everso lightly. It is always still fresh. Could this be our new national anthlem. Yes! Father sweeetest father we delightfully ask you makes this song our new national anthlem. In your precious sons name. Amen.
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  • y
    He is his feet pass. God. Where did the cat come from? No cat in song. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, Sprung in compleatness where his feet pass. Fruit in the garden grows after rain. Our fruits we show everday good or bad we bear fruits. God is the compleatness in the garden, his creation. Sorry but No cat in song, only in your teachers mind, song started as a poem to show our thanks to God for every morning he gives us. Also every song can and has been twisted to fit each ones needs, things they love. Ilove god, teacher loved cats. Yg.
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