I first heard Allen Levi sing “Morning of My years” when I was in my twenties. The song is about turning forty. After hearing the lyrics for the first time, I remember hoping that this would be my perspective when it came time for me to turn that page.
And now that I’ve turned that page some years ago, I still think about this song every year at my birthday. It meant a lot to me then, and it still does now. It represents hopefulness for the grace to age like wine and not like milk. Lord, have mercy on me, the sinner.
The song first appeared on an album that is a little hard to come by these days, but you can purchase a digital copy here if you are interested. You can also stream the song for free from BandCamp. Press the play button to listen below.