Morning Has Broken, Like the First Morning

I thought of the song by Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) when creating this piece of digital art.  I used a photo I took recently of some cactus flowers and superimposed them on a pink canvas, did a few tweaks with PicMonkey and BeFunky, and voila, it fell into place. I know a piece is finished when I get a fluttery feeling in my stomach.

Below also are the words from the song.

Morning Has Broken, LIke the First Morning...
Morning Has Broken, Like the First Morning…

Morning Has Broken
As Sung by Cat Stevens

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

Morning Has Broken

As Sung by Cat Stevens

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

– See more at: http://www.allspirit.co.uk/morning.html#sthash.Hh3Tq5nb.dpuf

Morning Has Broken

As Sung by Cat Stevens

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

– See more at: http://www.allspirit.co.uk/morning.html#sthash.lYpbtyda.dpuf

Morning Has Broken

As Sung by Cat Stevens

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

– See more at: http://www.allspirit.co.uk/morning.html#sthash.lYpbtyda.dpuf

6 thoughts on “Morning Has Broken, Like the First Morning

    • Pleasure, Amy, this song brought back some lovely memories for me too. I saw a documentary a while back on Cat Stevens and his life as Yusuf Islam, and he really was such an interesting guy, very calm, very kind, working for the good of so many.

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  1. Mo I love this, the picture, the moment, and the song. There was a time I sang it every morning, before I couldn’t play my guitar any longer. Now I have to start singing it again, sans guitar.

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