My Lord, What a Morning

My Lord, What a Morning
Marian Anderson sang this African American spiritual as a part of her 1939 Easter Sunday concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. This world-renowned contralto was denied the opportunity to sing at Constitution Hall because of her race.

"My Lord, What a Morning" became a prelude to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. It is now a theme song for all oppressed people everywhere. Lutherans have even made it a part of our hymnal.

The theme of this Advent season is "Waiting With a Sure and Certain Hope." This hymn is a vision of that hope. No matter what the pain and injustices may be today, God will one day right all wrongs. We wait for the morning when the stars begin to fall.

My Lord, what a morning it will be when you return in all the glory of your salvation! Come quickly! Amen!
My Lord, What a Morning

Refrain
My Lord, what a morning; my Lord, what a morning;
oh, my Lord, what a morning, when the stars begin to fall.

You will hear the trumpet sound, to wake the nations underground,
looking to my God's right hand, when the stars begin to fall.

You will hear the sinner cry, to wake the nations underground,
looking to my God's right hand, when the stars begin to fall.

You will hear the Christian shout, to wake the nations underground,
looking to my God's right hand, when the stars begin to fall.

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