Morning Lights

2-6-15 016 Good morning! I had the privilege of witnessing another stunning sunrise earlier today. In the eastern sky was the sun peaking above the horizon and to the west the moon was fading down towards the opposite horizon. I wondered how I could have captured both with one photograph, but lacked the knowledge, the equipment, and most importantly, the perspective, as both were approximately 165 degrees apart in our midwestern sky.2-6-15 011 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, sunlight 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 has broken, like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken, like the first day.
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning.

By Eleanor Farjeon, Songs of Praise, 19312-6-15 013

8 thoughts on “Morning Lights

  1. What awesome pictures you captured! Love seeing the moon and the sunrise….wow! Loved the photo of the old fence too…God gave you one of His gifts of early morning beauty:)

  2. Beautiful photos, especially the sunrise one, wow!! I remember the poem that you added, I always thought that Cat Stevens wrote it, it’s beautiful too!!!

    • As I was driving to a project site and saw the beginning of a sunrise, I pulled off an exit ramp and part way down a side street for a good shot. I lucked out when I came upon the farm implement in line with the sun. Glad you like the pics. Cat made this song famous in the 70’s. I thought it was a Psalm!

    • I learned that the tune is an old Scottish/ Gaelic creation and was called by a different name. The lyrics were inspired as were my photos! Thank you.

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