When morning gilds the skies (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-08)   CPDL #41735:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: When morning gilds the skies
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Tune: Laudes Domini
Lyricist: Edward Caswall

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 666. 666

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First Published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 71, p. 35.

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Original text and translations

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1. When morning gilds the skies,
My heart awaking cries,
'May Jesus Christ be praised!'
Alike at work or prayer
To Jesus I repair:
'May Jesus Christ be praised!'

2. When sleep her balm denies,
My silent spirit cries,
'May Jesus Christ be praised!'
When evil thoughts molest,
With this I shield my breast,
'May Jesus Christ be praised!'

3. 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!'


4. 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!'

5. In heaven's eternal bliss
The loveliest strain is this,
'May Jesus Christ be praised!'
Let air 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 the eternal song
Through all the ages long,
'May Jesus Christ be praised!'