Author: John Haynes Holmes, 1879-1964; David Johnson, 1943- Hymnal: Singing the Living Tradition #82 (1993) Meter: 22.214.171.124 D Lyrics: 1 This land of bursting sunrise,
all lavender and blue,
its cloud-strewn, light-swept day skies flow,
and every day renew.
To east the glow of dawning,
to west the blaze of night,
‘round all the long horizon’s rim,
the everlasting light!
2 This land of open vistas,
life rooted deep and free,
thy canyoned plains, thy mountains vast,
plumb earth’s immensity.
Here in life’s fragile balance,
the sun and stars above,
find hand in hand, and heart to heart,
the everlasting love. Topics: Transcending Mystery and Wonder The World of Nature; Earth; Love; Morning Languages: English Tune Title: ANDUJAR
This Land of Bursting Sunrise