Morning Has Broken: Remembering Rev. Jack Crandall
The First Day Of Spring Brings to Mind "Morning Has Broken"
One beautiful Spring morning, I was sitting on my porch listening to the birds sing and I thought about the hymn, "Morning Has Broken".
This hymn has been an important part of my family as it is sung at joyous occasions like weddings and reunions but also at funerals.
"Morning Has Broken" illustrates new beginnings and as we sing this beautiful hymn written by Eleanor Farjeon, we are reminded how very special each and every day is and to be thankful for it.
Take a real deep breath of spring and begin anew!
Morning Has Broken - Sung by Cat Stevens
"Morning Has Broken" has been sung and played by many different artists. It was Cat Stevens who made this beautiful hymn popular but the Gaelic Tune in itself is beautiful on a variety of instruments.
Morning Has Broken with Lyrics
My Favorite Hymn
I need to listen to this each and every morning. When I listen to this Hymn, I feel renewed and ready to face the day with thanksgiving and Rejoice and Be Glad!
Morning Has Broken Lyrics
Lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon
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
Eleanor Farjeon Wrote The Lyrics To Morning Has Broken
Who Was Eleanor Farjeon?
Eleanor Farjeon wrote "Morning Has Broken" in 1931. The words were written for an old Gaelic tune.Eleanor was a sickly child with poor eyesight so was home schooled and developed a keen interest in books. She began writing at an early age due to the encouragement of her father. Eleanor passed away in 1965 and an award is given annually in her name.
Read more about Eleanor's work as a poet and author of childrens books on Wikipedia.
Photo: Our side yard in the Springtime. I envision the very first garden on earth.
Morning Has Broken at our Home
This Page is Dedicated To The Memory Of The Reverend Jack Crandall
Jack was the first person to expose me to this beautiful hymn, "Morning Has Broken". He was a very special man who touched many people. I am proud that I was one of them.
Jack's daughter, Lea, made a wonderful website as a tribute to her dad and it contains some of his sermons. She will be adding more of his meaningful sermons so that he can continue to touch our lives.Reverend Jack Crandall
My Friend, John, Remembers Jack
John Sitton (sittonbull on Squidoo) shared these words in the comment section. I just had to move them into the lens because I wanted to make sure that nobody missed this. Thank you, sittonbull!
That's a wonderful idea... dedicating this lens to Jack! I'll share a poem I wrote to him to celebrate and commemorate his 30th year in the ministry on 5/22/93 when we were at NACP. You know he loved sailing...I know you can relate to the rest! He was and is such a special "light" in all of our lives!
To Jack Crandall from John Sitton
Crandall _____ Maker of words!
Strummer of cerebral chords...Reaching and tacking...Navigator for our souls!
May you always share your gift,
Which helps us find glimpses of ourselves...In the light of truth!
And May your sails always...Be filled with a gentle wind!
A Video Of Our Dogwoods And Azaleas
Our Yard in the Springtime
I love our yard in the springtime - all the new growth, fresh colors, the smells- an awakening from the winter months - coming alive!