It's a Brand New Day

This is a folk-rock style hymn about new beginnings.  It is, very broadly, a paraphrase of Psalm 8.

The song was written by American liturgical musician and at-the-time Roman Catholic Jesuit priest Paul Quinlan (b 1938).   It was the cover-song of an album of Quinlan's works originally released by in 1969 by Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, Ariz. The album was later re-released as "Paul Quinlan And The New Day" by North American Liturgy Resources (ref), 

The song also gave its name to the title of a CD released by Robert Kochis in 2011, which includes ten especially-memorable Catholic folk songs of the 60s / 70s, including works by Ray Repp, Joe Wise, Paul Quinlan, James Thiem and the Dameans.

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Thumbs up in the sun-rise: brand new day


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Examples

Original recording: eight priests with guitar accompaniment


Professional recording of a performance in Carnegie Hall by the Paul Quinlan Trio:


Singer with guitar:


Early recording - small folk-choir with guitar:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 It's a brand new day, ev'rything is fine
.... no matter what autumn breezes bring.

Chorus:
So put away cares, let freedom be yours
Joy is everywhere, joy is everywhere
Let freedom ring, Alleluia now
Ev'rybody sing,
Let our voices shout to a mighty King.

2 Well the heaven's declare in a way so grand
.... bring news of a Father's guiding hand.

3 His law of love, it is wholly wise
....that follows a time of wind and rain.

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KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY
It's a brand new day, ev'rything is fine
Though it may be gray, want you to know
that the sun's gonna shine.
And out of that sky, piercing every cloud
is our God on high
There will be a new heart for every man
Like the flowers that come in early spring
For every life there is a plan
no matter what autumn breezes bring.

Chorus:
So put away cares, let freedom be yours
Joy is everywhere, joy is everywhere
Let freedom ring, Alleluia now
Ev'rybody sing,
Let our voices shout to a mighty King.

2 Well the heaven's declare in a way so grand If the skies are fair or windy or gray it's the work of His hands And down on that ground, with never a word such a mighty sound And the morning will see the rolling sun as he happily rises o'er the land A messenger on his daily run bring news of a Father's guiding hand. 3 His law of love, it is wholly wise Word from above gives joy to my heart and it's light to my eyes, it's riches are fine out lasting all days to the end of time Though I walk in the path of evil ways and my thoughts are a presence causing pain There's always a sun of future days that follows a time of wind and rain.

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