Bright Morning Star

Poet/Lyricist: 

Traditional Appalachian Song

The original version of this arrangement of "Bright Morning Star" was composed for an AIDS memorial early on during the AIDS crisis,circa 1987. The word,"brother" was inserted in each verse. This expanded SSA version was created for an Aurora Chorus concert, "Singing for Our Lives"– a breast cancer awareness and fund raising concert held in 2000.

Level: 

Easy-Mod
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YR7204 SSAA, a cappella 4:00 $1.30 http://joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/bright-morning-star.mp3
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Publisher: 

Yelton Rhodes
Text

Bright Morning Star

Bright morning star a'rising

Bright morning star a'rising

Bright morning star a'rising

Day is a'breaking in my soul

Oh where are our dear mothers?

Oh where are our dear mothers?

They are sowing seeds of gladness

Day is a'breaking in my soul

Oh where are our dear sisters?

Oh where are our dear mothers?

They have gone on before us

Day is a'breaking in my soul

Some have gone to heaven shouting

Some have gone to heaven shouting

Some are in the valley praying'

Day is a'breaking in my soul

Oh where are our dear fathers?

Oh where are our dear fathers?

They are down in the valley a'praying

Day is a'breaking in my soul

Oh how can I be lonely

My friends are all around me

Their loving arms surround me

Day is a'breaking in my soul

Bright morning star a'rising

Bright morning star a'rising

Bright morning star a'rising

Day is a'breaking in my soul