Who Sang Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Is Blue cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987
length: 2:49
producer: Orrin Keepnews
engineer: Jack Higgins
piano: Phil Wright
vocal: Abbey Lincoln
double bass: Sam Jones
trumpet: Kenny Dorham
guitar: Les Spann
drums (drum set): Philly Joe Jones
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Sigmund Romberg
Softly as in a morning sunrise
The light of love comes stealing
Into a newborn day

Flaming with all the glow of sunrise
A burning kiss is sealing
A vow that all betray

For the passions that thrill love
And take you high to heaven
Are the passions that kill love
And let it fall to hell
So ends the story

Softly as in a morning sunrise
The light that gave you glory
Will take it all away

Softly as in a morning sunrise
The light of love comes stealing
Into a newborn day
Flaming with all the glow of sunrise
A burning kiss is sealing
A vow that all betray

For the passions that thrill love
And take you high to heaven
Are the passions that kill love
And let it fall to hell
So ends the story

Softly as in a morning sunrise
The light that gave you glory
Will take it all away

Softly as it fades away
Softly as it fades away
Softly as it fades away
Softly as it fades away

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Afro-Blue
  • 2 Lonely House
  • 3 Let Up
  • 4 Thursday's Child
  • 5 Brother, Where Are You?
  • 6 Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • 7 Come Sunday
  • 8 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
  • 9 Lost in the Stars
  • 10 Long as You're Living