769. Jesus, Our Divine Companion

1 Jesus, our divine companion,
By your lowly human birth
You have come to join all workers,
Burden-bearers of the earth.
Son of Joseph, gifted worker,
Toiling for your daily food,
By your patience and your courage,
You have taught us toil is good.

2 All who tread the path of labor
Follow where your feet have trod;
All who work without complaining
Do the holy will of God.
Christ, the peace surpassing knowledge,
Dwell with us in daily strife;
Christ, the bread of heaven, broken
In the sacrament of life.

3 Ev'ry task, however humble,
Fills the soul with grace anew;
Ev'ry deed of love and kindness
Done in faith is done for you.
Jesus, our divine companion,
Help us all to work our best;
Bless us in our daily labor,
Lead us to our heav'nly rest.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, our divine companion
Title: Jesus, Our Divine Companion
Author: Henry van Dyke, 1852-1933 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Topic: Christian Life; Labor; Social Concern
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Christian Lyre, 1830

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