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675. 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 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!"

3 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!"

4 Be this while life is mine
My canticle divine:
"May Jesus Christ be praised!"
Be this the 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
German Title: Wach ich früh Morgens auf
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 66 6 D
Topic: Jesus Christ; MORNING; Praise
Source: Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1828
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896
Meter: 66 6 D
Key: B♭ Major

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