Number: 487
Title: When Morning Gilds the Skies
Composer: , 1858; alt.Joseph Barnby, 1868
Author: German hymn, c. 1800 Trans. Edward Caswall, 1853
Theme: Morning and Opening Hymns

Lyrics:
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!

2.  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!

3.  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!

4.  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!