MORNING HYMN

Tune:  Salley Gardens
 
The birds sing in the morning
And grass shines bright with dew
God's glory spills upon us:
A promise born anew.
The trees leaf out in splendor,
A child laughs with delight,
Creation stirs with wonder
At every sound and sight.
 
Love flows like a deep river
Arising from God's heart,
Its depths are rich with mercy
Which grace and peace impart,
And grace is God's own promise--
A rainbow after rain--
That love goes on forever
To bring us joy again.
 
Who then can block the sunlight
That rises in our soul?
Or who can break our spirits
When God would make us whole?
No evil can assail us,
Nor death God's hand remove,
For we are blessed and bidden
To rise and live in love.
 
--Timothy Haut