Fresh as the Morning

"God always faithful, you do not change"

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: TRAYNOR

Lyrics as Poetry

God of the Bible, God in the Gospel,
hope seen in Jesus, hope yet to come,
you are our center, daylight or darkness,
freedom or prison, you are our home.
Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise,
God always faithful, you do not change.
God in our struggles, God in our hunger,
suffering with us, taking our part,
still you empower us, mothering Spirit,
feeding, sustaining, from your own heart.
Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise,
God always faithful, you do not change.
Those without status, those who are nothing,
you have made royal, gifted with rights,
chosen as partners, midwives of justice,
birthing new systems, lighting new lights.
Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise,
God always faithful, you do not change.
Not by your finger, not by your anger,
will our world order change in a day,
but by your people, fearless and faithful,
small paper lanterns, lighting the way.
Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise,
God always faithful, you do not change.
Hope we must carry, shining and certain,
through all our turmoil, terror and loss,
bonding us gladly, one to the other,
till our world changes, facing the Cross.
Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise,
God always faithful, you do not change.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1996 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Audio Sample: Piano

One verse & refrain played by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture Reference

  • Lamentations 3:22-23

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Bible
  • Birth, Birthing
  • Challenge
  • CHRISTIAN∶ journey
  • Compassion
  • Constant, Unchanging
  • Heal, Healing
  • Hope
  • Justice, Human Rights
  • Lent
  • LIFE∶ new life
  • Offering, Offertory
  • Peace
  • Suffering
  • Sustenance
  • World

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