Friday, July 19, 2013

Morning Has Broken

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Psalm 5:3

Morning Has Broken
words 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 

Morning. Even before the sun makes it's way above the horizon and shows it's face...

...that is my favorite time of the day. 
It's the only time of the day when everything is new.
A fresh start. A new beginning.

How many times have you gone to bed the night before with a heavy burden on your heart?
Maybe even cried yourself to sleep? There's just something about the morning...

Your world seems to be crashing in around you and the answers you need just don't come.
You pray for peace.
You awaken when it's still dark...just the way it was when you finally were able to fall asleep,
tears on your pillow and all.
But something is different.
Somehow, even though you know that the burden is still there... doesn't seem quite as heavy.
Something has changed.
Your spirit seems brighter and your countenance is much more peaceful.
There seems to be hope now.
What happened while you were sleeping?
How did things change during the night?

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

I hope you have a blessed week.


  1. Spoken right into my heart at just the moment
    they were so need.

    1. Dottie,

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog. My main purpose for doing this in the first place...although it's fun sharing with and meeting new that I may be an encouragement to someone. I am blessed knowing that the words and pictures of this post spoke to your heart at just the right time. God is cool like that, isn't He?
      Please visit me again soon, as I will you! :)

      Have a blessed weekend!


  2. Beautiful words and beautiful photos!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  3. Just beautiful, my friend ... words and photos. Thank you.

  4. Thanks, Dayle...have a blessed weekend :)

  5. Beautiful post. How lovely to have found you through A Favorite Thing. xo Laura

    1. Laura,

      Thanks for stopping by to see me and for the sweet comment!

      I hope your week will be blessed :)


  6. Oh, your photos are just gorgeous! My daughter took part in a summer music program, (she plays viola,) and their concert was Friday night. They played this song and I was just spellbound it was so beautiful. It's been stuck in my head all weekend, so I was so glad to find it on your site this morning with the lyrics and lovely images. Take care - Dawn

    1. Dawn,

      That is so cool! I have loved this song since Cat Stevens made it popular back in the 70's! I didn't know it back then but through the years found out that it was an old hymn. I just love it that you found my post and it blessed you! I love it even more that God set it up that way!

      Have a blessed week!



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