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Wednesday, June 20, 2007



Lot's of people know that Cat Steven's recorded this song in 1971. Did you know that it is a traditional Gaelic Hymn composed by a humble woman named Mary MacDonald, and that the lyrics were written in 1931 by a woman named Eleanor Farjeon?
It is a favorite of mine, and when I finished this guy, I just thought he looked like he was taking his morning constitutional and feeling very much at peace with things.

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

4 comments:

Zhenia said...

He's spectacular, Amy. He looks so content.

Blue Cat Artist said...

Lovely. Art and song lyrics - interesting background info on the song.

altermyworld said...

I love your bird, he is yummy
My chunky pages went postal this am
'ANg

Kj said...

I love background checks when it comes to gaining more insight on something we are well familiar with! I have always loved this song, and being a singer, I feel a renewed interest in singing it before the day is over. Your artwork definitely captured the beauty of the song!