Morning Has Broken
Handbells, handchimes (3 octaves) - Grade 1+
Arranged by Linda R. Lamb. Hymntune, General Worship, Sacred. Handbell score. 4 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2491).
Item Number: HP.2491
Scriptural Reference: Exodus 16:7, Job 38:1-7, Lamentations 3:22-23, Psalms 5:3, Psalms 59:16, Psalms 96:2.
As Linda Lamb's new setting of this timeless classic begins, the bells evoke the sounds of dawn -- the mist rises, the birds sing, the light brightens. Then, as the sun crests above the horizon and the earth wakes to a new day, this 3 octave setting (with optional 3 oct. handchimes) comes to life. The tune, BUNESSAN, commonly paired with several different hymn texts, including "Child in the Manger," makes this useful for a variety of occasions.