Jesus, Thou Divine Companion

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1 Jesus, our divine companion,
By your lowly human birth
You have come to join all workers,
Burden-bearers of the earth.
As the carpenter of Naz'reth,
Toiling for your daily food,
By your patience and your courage,
You have taught us work 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.
You, the peace surpassing knowledge,
Dwell with us in daily strife;
You, the Bread of heaven, broken
In the sacrament of life.

3 Ev'ry task, however simple,
Fills the soul with grace anew;
Ev'ry act of human kindness
Done in love is done to you.
Jesus, our divine companion,
Help us all to work our best;
Bless us in our daily labor,
Lead us to the Sabbath rest.

Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #901

Author: Henry Van Dyke

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First Line: Jesus, Thou divine companion
Title: Jesus, Thou Divine Companion
Author: Henry Van Dyke (1909)
Meter: D
Source: The Toiling of Felix and Other Poems, by Henry Van Dyke. (Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1900.)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain





One of the most loved Welsh tunes, HYFRYDOL was composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) in 1830 when he was only nineteen. It was published with about forty of his other tunes in his children's hymnal Cyfaill y Cant…

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