Posted by: celticanglican | June 18, 2007

Morning Has Broken Lyrics

Lyrics written by: Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)
Tune: Bunessan (Gaelic melody)

Morning has broken like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the

Praise for them, springing fresh from the

Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from
Like the first dew fall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet
Sprung in completeness where his feet

Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s re-creation of the new day!

This hymn was penned in 1922. The tune Bunnesan, is a Gaelic tune commonly used for the hymns Child in the Manger, Infant of Mary and This Day God Gives Me. It’s been performed by artists Cat Stevens, Judy Collins, Neil Diamond, Art Garfunkel, Kenny Rogers and Roger  Whitaker.

Source: Wikipedia



  1. Hello.
    I’m a believer of mixed background, including Scottish, Welsh, English…
    Just finished listening to a new CD – Celtic Glory, which is very enjoyable but has no lyrics printed. In looking for lyrics to some of the melodies, I came upon your site.
    May I save from your site to our computer (personal use only)?
    Please let me know. Thank you.

  2. Hi Gail,
    Please feel free to do so. As far as I know, the lyrics are public domain.

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