2. When Morning Gilds the Skies

1 When morning gilds the skies,
my heart awaking cries:
"May Jesus Christ be praised!"
Alike at work and prayer
to Jesus I repair:
"May Jesus Christ be praised!"

2 Whene'er the sweet church bell
peals over hill and dell,
may Jesus Christ be praised!
O hark to what it sings,
as joyously it rings,
may Jesus Christ be praised!

3 In heaven's eternal bliss
the loveliest strain is this,
may Jesus Christ be praised!
The power of darkness fear
when this sweet chant they hear:
may Jesus Christ be praised!

4 To God, the Word, on high
the hosts of angels cry:
"May Jesus Christ be praised!"
Let mortals, too, upraise
their voice in hymns of praise:
"May Jesus Christ be praised!"

5 Let earth's wide circle round
in joyful notes resound:
"May Jesus Christ be praised!"
Let air, and sea, and sky,
from depth to height reply:
"May Jesus Christ be praised!"

6 Be this while life is mine,
my canticle divine:
may Jesus Christ be praised!
Be this the eternal song
through ages all along,
may Jesus Christ be praised!

Text Information
First Line: When morning gilds the skies
Title: When Morning Gilds the Skies
Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 - 1878)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 666 666
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21
Topic: Morning; Praise of God
Source: Katolisches Gesangbuch, Würzburg, 1828
Tune Information
Name: LAUDES DOMINI
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)
Meter: 666 666
Key: C Major



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