May Jesus Christ Be Praised

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.

When you begin the day,
Oh, never fail to say,
May Jesus Christ be praised.
And at your work rejoice,
To sing with heart and voice
May Jesus Christ be praised.

Be this at meals your grace,
In every time and place
May Jesus Christ be praised.
Be this, when day is past,
Of all your thoughts the last,
May Jesus Christ be praised.

To God the Word on high
The hosts of angels cry,
May Jesus Christ be praised.
Let children too, upraise
Their voice in hymns of praise
May Jesus Christ be praised.

Let earth’s wide circle round
In joyful notes resound:
May Jesus Christ be praised.
Let air, and sea, and sky,
Through depth and height reply
May Jesus Christ be praised.

The Christian Brothers, The Catholic Youth’s Hymn Book (New York: P. O’Shea, 1871).

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