Morning has broken at Trinity

It is an amazingly beautiful day on East Market Street. The rains have stopped, the sun has emerged, and many lovely flowers are in bloom in front of the church–including beautiful white Iris. In French, the iris (or in some cases the lily) is called “fleur-de-lys” and is closely associated with the baptism and with a significant victory of the first Christian king of France, Clovis. It is also traditionally a symbol of the Virgin Mary.

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 world

Sweet the rains 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