May Jesus Christ be Praised!

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WHEN MORNING GILDS THE SKY
My heart awaking cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Alike at work and prayer,
To Jesus I repair;¹
May Jesus Christ be praised!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Be this, while life is mine,
My song of love divine:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Sing this eternal song
Through all the ages long:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

🌻🌻🌻

¹Go oftentimes for help
(see expanded meaning here)

By Anonymous/Unknown
Translated by Edward Caswall, 1854
Translated by Robert S. Bridge, 1899

Public Domain

Personal note: When I was growing up this hymn was a favorite song of our congregation. We often began the Sunday morning worship with this hymn of love to our Savior. It still is a favorite. Oftentimes I find myself beginning the day singing the first few lines.

Be Ye Glad!

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Lena Rae
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Lena Rae

I love Jesus! He is my eternal hope, fullness of joy, calm in the storm and so much more. I enjoy reading, cooking, blogging and bird watching. I have two wonderful kids and a loving husband. God is good.

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