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11. May Jesus Christ Be Praised

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 Does sadness fill my mind?
A solace here I find:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Or fades my earthly bliss?
My comfort still is this:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

3 In heav'n's eternal bliss
The loveliest strain is this:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The pow'rs of darkness fear
When this sweet chant they hear:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

8 Be this, while life is mine,
My canticle divine:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Be this th'eternal song
Thru all the ages long:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

Text Information
First Line: When morning gilds the skies
Title: May Jesus Christ Be Praised
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Morning Hymns; Worship of God
Source: German hymn, c.1800
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LAUDES DOMINI
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896
Key: C Major



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