Friday, February 4, 2011

Morning Has Broken, Giovanni Marradi on piano

My husband and I chose this hymn for one of the pieces in our wedding. We felt it symbolized the beginning of our lives together, and each new day is just that - a new day! Let us take time to praise the Lord in the morning, seeking His will for each hour ahead.

"The entire day receives order and discipline when it acquires unity. This unity must be sought and found in morning prayer. The morning prayer determines the day." -
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Morning Has Broken
is a well-known hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and is set to a traditional Gaelic tune. This beautiful piano solo is just delightful and sets a tranquil mood for worship of our Lord Jesus.

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 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

Supporting Scriptures:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day." Genesis 1:1-5

"Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good" Genesis 1:11-12

"God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness." Genesis 1: 16-18

"Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground." Genesis 2:5-6

"And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”...God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." Genesis 1:20, 22

"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:27-28

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