Morning Has Broken

A well-known hymn set to the tune Bunessan proclaims
‘Morning has broken, like the first morning.’
Ah! What a great start to the day!
Sunrise! Sunshine!

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A popular UK coffee chains advertises,
‘When your morning has broken, we’ll help fix it.’
Well. There was nothing broken about morning here on Tiree.
From first hints at dawn to the sun rising high over the island it has been glorious.

Yesterday’s breakfast was on the train heading north out of London.
This morning’s breakfast was in our own home here on Tiree.
What an amazing contrast. It could hardly be more different.
London suburbs for the Paps of Jura.

Wherever we looked the sun was casting its golden glow:
Over the Telecom Mast, Scarinish and Ben Gott
This is ‘Life On Tiree’.

Songwriters Keith Getty and Stuart Townend have penned,
See what a morning gloriously bright
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem
Folded the grave-clothes tomb filled with light
As the angels announce Christ is risen.
See God’s salvation plan wrought in love
Borne in pain paid in sacrifice
Fulfilled in Christ the Man for He lives
Christ is risen from the dead!

Loganair's Twin Otter preparing to land
Loganair’s Twin Otter preparing to land

Even the plane was early!