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185. When Morning Gilds the Skies

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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. The night becomes as day
when from the heart we say:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The powers of darkness fear
when this sweet chant they hear:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

3. Let all the earth around
ring joyous with the sound:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
In heaven's eternal bliss
the loveliest strain is this:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

4. Be this, while life is mine,
my canticle divine:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Be this th' eternal song
through all the ages long:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

Text Information
First Line: When morning gilds the skies
Title: When Morning Gilds the Skies
Translator (stanza 3): Robert S. Bridges (1899)
Translator (stanzas 1, 2, 4): Edward Caswall (1854)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 666.666
Topic: The Glory of the Triune God: Praise and Thanksgiving; The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ; Particular Times of Worship: Morning (2 more...)
Source: Katholisches Gesangbuch, Vienna, ca. 1774
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LAUDES DOMINI
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)
Meter: 666.666
Key: C Major



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