Easter Thursday: Morning has broken

Easter Sunday kicks off a week in the liturgical calendar known as the Easter Octave and a seven-week festival called Eastertide. Stay tuned for a variety of celebratory posts here on the blog!

     Calm Morning  by Fairfield Porter ( source )

 

Calm Morning by Fairfield Porter (source)

 

Morning has broken

"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, sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dew fall, 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."

-- Morning Has Broken by The Chieftains featuring Diana Krall & Art Garfunkel

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(Read Eastertide posts from previous years here.)