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Lesson Plans

"Morning Has Broken"

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Scurfield (scurfield)
Sat, 10 Apr 1999 13:38:26 -0500

<< Think I may do this again at the end of
the year and maybe try a different song. Any ideas? Mary >>

When I was in the third grade, my teacher had us say the Pledge of
each morning, followed by the nicest song...cannot remember the title.
Luckily, you cannot hear me singing it, but the first line went like
"Morning has brooo-keeen,
like the first mooo-oh ohrning.
Blackbird has spo-ken,
like the first bird."
I know it is a classic oldie, and someone should know the name. This
be a great one for illustrating each line.

The name of the song, strangely enough, is "Morning Has Broken" and was
recorded by Cat Stevens (one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES!) in 1971. I have
it on a CD, "Cat Stevens: Classics", but was it originally on "Tea for
the Tillerman" or "Teaser and the Firecat"? On the CD insert the song
is described as a "spiritual" It's pretty religious, do you think we
could get away with it?

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 rains 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 passed.

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.

Gorgeous song--I had to go back and check a couple lines, but knew most
of it from memory. Thank you for reminding me of Cat Stevens and
Morning Has Broken
Gratefully, Marcia