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Thread #70273   Message #3609462
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
13-Mar-14 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bright Morning Stars/Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bright Morning Stars/Bright Morning Star
Lyr. Add: BRIGHT MORNING STAR
White Southern hymn.

Bright morning stars are risig (3x)
Day is a-breakin' in my soul.

Oh, where are our dear fathers, (3x)
Day is a-breakin' in my soul.

They are down in the valley praying, (3x)
Day is a-breakin' in my soul.

Oh, where are our deer mothers, (3x)
Day is a-breakin' in my soul.

They have gone to heaven a-shouting, (3x)
Day is a-breakin' in my soul.

Unattributed, from "On Jordan's Stormy Banks: Religion in the South: A Southern Exposure Profile," edit. Samuel S. Hill, 1983, Mercer University Press.