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‘Morning Has Broken’

I never knew, until recently, that Morning Has Broken is a hymn–and quite a lovely hymn, at that. Here it’s sung by Orla Fallon. Don’t be surprised if it sticks with you all day.

‘Morning Has Broken’

You may remember this as a Cat Stevens hit from way back; but actually, and before Cat Stevens ever came along, it’s a hymn likening each day God ordains to the very first day He Created. Morning Has Broken, sung by Orla Fallon: suggested by Susan. Thank you, Susan–I love this hymn.

‘Child in the Manger’

You might remember this carol in another guise: Cat Stevens singing Morning Has Broken, back in the 1970s.

But these Christmas lyrics were originally in Gaelic, published in Scotland in the 19th century and later translated into English, and the melody is traditional Irish.  It was adapted for the original Morning Has Broken in 1931–so what we were hearing forty-some years ago was already forty years old and then some.


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