741. When Morning Gilds the Skies

1 When morning gilds the skies,
My heart awaking, cries,
"May Jesus Christ be praised!"
When evening shadows fall,
Then sounds my vesper 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
Hath none that can compare
With "Jesus Christ be praised!"

3 Sing, sun and stars of space;
Sing, all who see His face;
Sing, "Jesus Christ be praised!"
God’s whole creation o'er,
Today and evermore,
Sing, "Jesus Christ be praised!"

Text Information
First Line: When morning gilds the skies
Title: When Morning Gilds the Skies
Translator: Robert S. Bridges, 1844-1930 (alt.)
Meter: 666 666
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Worship and Praise
Source: Katholisches Gesangbuch, Wurzburg, 1828, abr.
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-96
Meter: 666 666
Key: B♭ Major

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