This Day God Gives Me (Bunessan) [harp]

This Day God Gives Me (Bunessan) [harp]

BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean’s Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald’s carol “Child in the Manger.”, already 200 years old.    The tune is named after Macdonald’s birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. “Bunessan” (This Day God Gives Me) is also well known as the setting for Eleanor Farjeon’s poem “Morning Has Broken” (1931), published in many hymnals and widely popularized by Cat Stevens, who recorded an arrangement of the
tune in 1971.

Source: BUNESSAN – Hymnary.ort – http://www.hymnary.org/tune/bunessan

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