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PLAY Morning Song by Bernie Hartley


Morning light come touch my hand

and wake me soft and gentle

with your one command

and lift me in the morning

with a smile and song

 

River flow come wash my sins

and make me whole again

on your swirling stones

and lift me in the night

on the wings of time

 

Rolling clouds come clear my mind

and take me changing form

to the horizon’s end

and lift me in the morning

with a smile and song

 

Ocean wide catch me in your arms

and weave your turning waves

ocean wide catch me in your arms

your crystal bright cascades

 

Sunlight rays through forest leaves

open my eyes again

for time unchanged

and lift me in the morning

on the wings of time

 

Roaring flame of roses red

come set my eyes alight

burning in my head

and lift me in the night

on the wings of time

 

Morning sound of temple bells

open my ears again

to the dawn’s first rays

and lift me in the morning

with a smile and song

 

Mother earth hold me to your breast

and let me suckle softly

‘till the parting veil

is lifted in the night

on the wings of time

Published with kind permission from  Bernie Hartley
Copyright: Bernie Hartley
I wrote ‘Morning Song’ many years ago and it came to me in a dream, I woke up with it in my head. I offered it to Rinpoche and performed it at Summer Camp 2011 in France. It’s from the first CD of my own songs ‘Touch The Sky’ which is available via my website: www.berniehartley.com. I have another CD available of my own songs: ‘Changing Light’.
I’m happy for people to download ‘Morning Song’ for a small (or large!) donation to Rigul Trust.org. Paul Whitwam played bass on ‘Morning Song’ and Gavin Stewart played keyboard. 
I’ve been a musician since the age of 13, playing acoustic and electric guitar, flute, banjo, singing, writing songs. A pro musician for several years then teaching as well, I’ve played in several bands, duos, and solo all over UK and Europe. Recorded several albums two of which are 100% my own songs. I have a Masters in Music Education from Trinity College of Music in London. I was Music Teacher in a school for autistic spectrum disorders for 15 yrs.

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