853. When Morning Gilds the Skies

1 When morning gilds the skies,
my heart awaking cries:
may Jesus Christ be praised!
When evening shadows fall,
this rings my curfew call:
may Jesus Christ be praised!

2 When mirth for music longs,
This is my song of songs:
may Jesus Christ be praised!
God’s holy house of prayer
has none that can compare
with "Jesus Christ be praised!"

3 No lovelier antiphon
in all high heav'n is known
than "Jesus Christ be praised!"
There to the eternal Word
the eternal psalm is heard:
oh, Jesus Christ be praised!

4 Let all of human-kind
in this their concord find:
may Jesus Christ be praised!
Let all the earth around
ring joyous with the sound:
may Jesus Christ be praised!

5 Sing, sun and stars of space,
sing, ye that see his face,
sing, "Jesus Christ be praised!"
God’s whole creation o'er,
today and evermore
shall Jesus Christ be praised!

Text Information
First Line: When morning gilds the skies
Title: When Morning Gilds the Skies
Original Language: German
Translator: Robert Bridges, 1844-1930 (alt.)
Meter: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Morning; Praise, Thanksgiving
Source: German hymn, 19th cent.
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896
Meter: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Key: C Major

Audio recording: MP3
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