Of Mornings, Dew, and All Things New

This weekend I had an opportunity to hear an extraordinary organist (Dr. Robin Dinda) perform an improvisation on “Morning Has Broken,” and the tune – while always a favorite – has been dancing, or perhaps tiptoeing, through my head. This morning as I drove a familiar route I was wooed into the woods to snap a few photos that seem to fit the theme of the song waltzing through my mind. They aren’t spectacular photos, but maybe they will conjure up the feeling of excitement that I felt as I recorded them this morning.

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I hope as your week begins, you will find inspiration and energy from this most magical of seasons. Mondays matter when it comes to making changes and when it comes to building new habits, so seize the day. Breathe in the magic, mystery, or miracle of tiny green growing things glistening with dew. Think about the hope that the season holds for you.

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Take time to be still and feel that power which transforms a world before our eyes. And whether you prefer a Skinner pipe organ or a version sung by Cat Stevens, the morning has broken forth with great vigor!

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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 world
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 ev’ry morning
God’s recreation of the new day
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 world
Songwriters: Eleanor Farjeon / Yusuf Islam
Morning Has Broken lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Dr. Robin Dinda has a Youtube channel with plenty of brilliant music.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdzClj70LXgjAy0Xbg47slQ

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