Recalling a moving song "Morning Has Broken" from the 1970s, my husband found an instrumental recording of the ancient tune in the public domain. I wrote my own lyrics, below. I kept some words of Eleanor's and hopefully, much of the emotion she must have felt. (She has been deceased for decades.)
Click on the audio link below and read the lyrics as it plays.
Green Granny's lyrics to Morning Has Broken
Morning has broken, like our first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first song
Joyous the singing at the day's dawning
Nature is waking for the new day.
Blue is the sky and warm is the sunshine
Cool is the dew fall, on the green grass
Rises the damp earth's freshest aroma
Breathe of it deeply, as we walk past.
Beauty surrounds us, at the day's dawning
Softly we walk here, gently we trod
Those who must follow, come with such longing
Let not our footprints burden the sod.
Ours is the sunlight, ours is the morning
Sharing the one Earth, this is our day
Join in all nature's gladness at dawning
Life is renewing in its own way.