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When Morning Gilds the Skies


Words From Katholisches Gesangbuch, Würsburg, 1828, translated by Edward Caswall (1814-1878), 1854
Tune: LAUDES DOMINI by Joseph Barnby (1838-1896), 1868
Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
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. When sleep her balm denies, My silent spirit sighs, May Jesus Christ be praised! When evil thoughts molest, With this I shield my breast: May Jesus Christ be praised!
4. The night becomes as day When from the heart we say: May Jesus Christ be praised! The pow’rs of darkness fear When this sweet chant they hear: May Jesus Christ be praised!
5. In heav’n’s eternal bliss The loveliest strain is this, May Jesus Christ be praised! Let earth, and sea, and sky From depth to height reply, May Jesus Christ be praised!
6. 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!