Gilded Sky

Beautiful morning sky
A morning view from my back patio.

 

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!

To Thee, my God above,
I cry with glowing love,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The fairest graces spring
In hearts that ever sing,
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!

The above words are from Timeless Truths Free Online Library.
Below, are different words from the Psalter Hymnal

When morning gilds the sky,
our hearts awaking cry:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
in all our work and prayer
we ask his loving care:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

To God, the Word on high,
the hosts of angels cry: 
May Jesus Christ be praised! 
Let mortals too upraise 
their voices 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 
from depth to height reply: 
May Jesus Christ be praised! 

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

Then let us join to sing 
to Christ, our loving King: 
May Jesus Christ be praised! 
Be this the eternal song 
through all the ages long: 
May Jesus Christ be praised! 

The author of this hymn is not known.

Stenciled Grapes

This week’s envelope art…

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I am sorting through stuff–clothes, books, purses, and craft supplies for starters. It’s time to get rid of the things I am not using. I always feel happy when I can give away or throw out things.

While cleaning out a cabinet, I came across some stencils and decided to use them for the letter. I’ll hold on to the stencils for now.

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Colorful Creature

This week’s Envelope Art…

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I decided to draw a frog this week, so did a Google image search for “frog,”  The red-eyed tree frog kept popping up! He is a colorful frog star.

I am so thankful for a colorful world.