When Morning Guild’s The Skies

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When Morning Guilds The Skies
Author: German, 19th Century, trans. By: Edward Caswall
Taken from the book the Hymns Of Praise

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1. When morning gilds the skies,
My heart awaking cries:
May Jesus Christ be praise!
Alive and work at prayer
To Jesus I repair;
May Jesus Christ be praised!

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2. To Thee, My God above,
I cry with glowing love,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The fairest voices spring,
In hearts that ever sing,
May Jesus Christ be praised!

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3. Does sadness fill my mind?
A solace here will find,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Or fades my earthly bliss?
My comfort still is this,
May Jesus Christ be praised!

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4. When evil thoughts molest,
With this I shield my breast,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The powers of darkness fear,
When this chant they hear,
May Jesus Christ be praised!

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5. When sleep her balm denies,
My silent spirit sighs,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The night becomes as day,
When from the heart we say,
May Jesus Christ be praised!

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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!

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