When morning gilds the skies (Laudes Domini)

Hymn – When morning gilds the skies – Lyrics

When morning gilds the skies
my heart awakening cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Alike at work and prayer,
to Jesus I repair:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

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!

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!

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!

Score

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Laudes Domini
  • Meter: 6 6 6 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Use: General
  • Composer: Joseph Barnby (1838 – 1899)
  • Lyricist: Unknown German 19th Century
  • Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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