Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sky watch Friday ~ Good morning Sun

Spring is almost here! The lyrics[1] were written by Eleanor Farjeon in 1922 and are found in the hymnals of many denominations.[2] The original poem can be found in the anthology "Children's Bells" under Farjeon's original title A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring), published by Oxford University Press in 1957. The tune to which it is normally sung is called "Bunessan", based upon a Scottish Gaelic traditional melody. Before Farjeon's words, it was used as a Christmas carol which began "Child in the manger, Infant of Mary", translated from the Gaelic lyrics written by Mary MacDonald. [3] The English-language Roman Catholic hymnal also uses the tune for the hymn "This Day God Gives Me". Morning Has Broken

As Sung by Cat Stevens

Lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon

Date of Birth

13 February 1881, London, England, UK

Date of Death5 June 1965, Hampstead, London, England, UK

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

50 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Your photos are as lyrical as the lyrics!Thanks for this. I could hear Cat Stevens as I read!

dot said...

REally nice pictures!

DeeMom said...

Awwwwwww Sandy, you made my day...Tomorrow I shall begin visiting the SKY watch blogs...tooooooooooo tired to begin tonight.

Although I did glance at yours quickly, tomorrow I will be rested to better comment...waht I saw ever so briefly was Lovely...

See you tomorrow ;)

DeeMom said...

oops DOt popped in too, going to bed with two nice comments to settle down with, THANKS ;)

Sonia said...

You sure take some great pictures!

Real World Mom said...

Beautiful photos...and a lovely song to go with them! Well done!

Lori said...

How pretty...I almost feel like I'm' there.

Paulie said...

Loved the branch that looks like an arc . . . absolutely stunning!

Lilli & Nevada said...

whoa those are really nice photos and the poem was beautiful as well

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful images, excellent post.

quinTarantino said...

The perfect photos to go with those lovely words.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great 'D' Style Sky Watch... I'm off to listen to Cat on You Tube now.. Catch you later.

Ida said...

Lovely! Very beautiful! :)))
Happy weekend to you!

Anemone said...

Very very... beautiful... almost the best pictures I have seen tooday...

Nice weekend to you.

Marie said...

Beautiful series!

Randi said...

Yess, yess..i wont spring...now!!

Nice photo!1

Daryl E said...

NICE!!!!!!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh, this is just perfect... what a wonderful post to go with wonderful photos.. thanks for sharing this with us today! Very nice.

Anna said...

I love mornings. These are all nice, but I especially like the first one.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful the photos the shimmering sunlight on the water and the great words to go with it. I like it...
Now I'm off to praise God for His new day...

John said...

Very nice shot`s.

Autumn said...

Love the colors in those shot!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful photos. I like the sun glow on the water. MB

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Love your photos to day!!
Happy weekend:)

Carole said...

These are extraordinary. And I love that song. It is one of my favorites.

Petunia said...

I'm looking forward to spring too. No more snow. no more cold for a long while...YES!

Angie said...

Hi,
This is a really beautiful posting for Sky Watch.

happyone said...

Beautiful photos!!!

Dick said...

Wonderful, I hope it's spring tomorrow. Have a nice weeekend.

Sharon said...

Beautiful shots :)

Só- Poesias e outros itens said...

Excellente post!!!
thanks for lovely words im my blog.

Ju gioli

KOSTAS said...

Splendid and current post, marvellous photographs and informative comment!

lissa said...

they're quite beautiful, I especially like the last two shots

Vi Leardi said...

Love the song ..and the pictures match perfectly...loved it.
Thanks a lot for your visit...see you soon.

Nessa said...

I love your pictures and that song is a favorite.

Dirty Knees said...

I'll know spring is really on it's way when I see my first Canadian geese of the season...or hear my first chick-a-dee-dee-dee. The chickadees have been here all winter but I haven't heard them sing.

Mike said...

Very interesting ones with beautiful light.

leslie said...

These are so beautiful! The photos and the lyrics. :D

Craver Vii said...

Hey Deemom, that looks like a great place to sit, listening to the singing of the flowing water while reflecting on the goodness of the Creator.

Berit said...

WOW!!! very nice phoptos!!
Have a hapy weekend.

Misty Dawn said...

Love the reflections! What a great series of shots.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

A MUSIC IN YOUR SKY!

Look my sky at BOA LEITURA
Thanks
Luiz

Willard said...

Excellent post and pictures!

Dancin' Fool said...

That's beautiful and the hymn so matches your shots. I now have Morning Has Broken happily playing on my head duke box! Bye for now!

Deslilas said...

Nice photos.
Cat Stevens was great some years ago.

chanpheng said...

Beautiful pictures. Does look like spring is on the way in your part of the world.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kerri said...

A Fantastic Skywatch post! I LOVE that song!!!!

Dottie said...

Very nice photos!

Andrée said...

I love that Cat Stevens. I just discovered him last year! I have bought all his old work. Your photos are something for me to look forward to: spring will be about two more months here. No end in sight actually today. Beatufiul My SWF is here. Thank you.

T.R. said...

I love that golden morning light you captured. We came in like a lamb sadly but by March 3 sent to the basement with the first tornado -- much more like a lion.