AGH 084

Verse 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!

Verse 2

Does sadness fill my mind?
A solace here I find:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
When evil thoughts molest,
With this I shield my breast:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

Verse 3

Be this, when day is past,
Of all my thoughts the last:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The night becomes as day,
When from the heart we say:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

Verse 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!

Verse 5

Let earth's wide circle round
In joyful notes resound:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Let air, and sea, and sky,
From depth to height, reply:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

Verse 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!