Thursday, December 26, 2019

Farjeon: Morning has broken

Thursday, December 26, 2019
    Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait in expectation.
    —Psalm 5:3 (NIV)
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 new rain’s fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Spring 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 re-creation of the new day!
    ... Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), The New Book of Days, H. Z. Walck, 1961, p. 105 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 5:3; 119:147; Mark 1:35; 2 Pet. 1:19
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I am grateful for a new day in Your service.

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