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Morning has broken, and my heart joyfully sings with it

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By Fran Salone-Pelletier, Religion Columnist

Although I have always loved the hymn, “Morning Has Broken,” I never knew its inspiration, origin and publishing date. Thanks to the internet I learned “Morning Has Broken is a popular and well-known Christian hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and was inspired by the village of Alfriston in East Sussex, then set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune known as Bunessan.” Interestingly, it is often sung at funerals. For me, it is a Cat Stevens song I can hum with ease.


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