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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thursday's Sunrise


Sunrise, 10-11-12


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 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.

Eleanor Farjeon, 1931

"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've linked up with Spiritual Sundays again!
Click HERE to read more uplifting posts.

And...you just can't read that hymn without hearing
Cat Stevens singing it, can you?  :)



39 comments:

  1. Dear Betsy,
    This song always makes me cry ... my women's singing group way back in the late 70s sang this at the funeral of one of our members. So sad ... too young to leave the Earth.

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    1. What a beautiful song to sing at that time!

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  2. One of my favorite songs. Thanks.

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    1. Mine, too! And it's pleasantly stuck in my head! :)

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  3. ah lovely verses.....and a beautiful sky...love that verse in lamentations as well...

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  4. Never heard it sung by him
    So I can hear it without such a whim haha
    Wonderful bit of verse though
    With the sky all aglow

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    1. Never heard it sung by him?
      Goodness, son, where you been?
      haha.
      He sung it on his 1971 album, you know.
      and it reached #6 on the pop charts long ago.
      You weren't even born yet
      and I was only 10 at that!

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    2. haha see before my time
      To hear his chime
      Guess those 20 odd years you have on me
      Allowed you to listen with glee hahaha

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    3. 20 odd years really sounds bad!
      Good thing a drink of the fountain I had!
      lol!

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  5. Love this song Betsy is one of my favorites in all times!! and love sunrises too!
    just beautiful!!!xo

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    1. It was a beautiful sunrise that day! :) Are you having a good weekend?

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    2. Yes a little tired but OK! and you?

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    3. I'm good...I've been so busy though!

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    4. me too! but I think the weekends always are and yesterday all the day out with the kids on dentist!

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  6. A beautiful song, and the sunrise....incredible !
    ~Jo

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  7. Beautiful picture and song too!

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    1. Thanks! I'm not usually out to get a photo of the sunrise! ha.

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  8. I love this song and is was one of my favorites sung by Cat Stevens back in the day :)

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    1. I've always loved it...beautiful melody and words, too!

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  9. Glad you have joined Spiritual Sundays...nice folks there. And yes, I can hear Cat Stevens in my head. The verse from Lamentations is one of my favorites.

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    1. Well, you looked like you were having so much fun there, I had to try it out! :)

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  10. Very interesting post. I enjoyed the verse.

    Fill your mind with Mind Stuffers

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    1. Mind Stuffers? ha...I'll have to check that out...although, my mind is stuffed already. ha.

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  11. You were an early bird to get this lovely shot!

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    1. The Mister had an early meeting and I had to take the boys to school. Otherwise, I can't see the sunrise from our house!

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  12. what a beautiful shot!!!! thats a winner!!!
    I have started a new blog, my other was zapped aGAIN!!!!

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    1. You poor thing! The blog gods do not like you! lol....
      ok...I'll come and check out your new place! :)

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  13. Beautiful photo, song and verses! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. thanks connie...and thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Beautiful Betsy. I hope you had a great Sunday.

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    1. we did..thank you! Can't beat the weather we've had lately!

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  15. A stunning sunrise. Clouds are so majestic.
    I love that song!
    Perfect scripture quote to accompany your most excellent photo.

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    1. I know...I love clouds...maybe more than the sun! ha.

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  16. Reminds me of something that happened when I was in high school back in the early 1970s. That song was in our church hymnal, and one Sunday it was one of the hymns we sang. All the younger people freaked out. We all had assumed Cat Stevens had written it! (I guess that just says one should never assume something, right, doll?)

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