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In our work and in our play, Jesus, be thou ever near

In our work and in our play, Jesus, be thou ever near

Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Tune: WESTLAKE (Westlake 32135)
Published in 31 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In our work, and in our play,
Jesus, be Thou ever near;
Guarding, guiding all the day,
Keeping in Thy holy fear.

2 Thou didst toil, a lowly Child,
In the far off Holy Land,
Blessing labour undefiled,
Pure and honest of the hand.

3 Thou wilt bless our playhour too,
If we ask Thy succour strong;
Watch o'er all we say and do,
Hold us back from guilt and wrong.

4 Oh! how happy thus to spend,
Work and playtime in His sight,
Till the Rest which shall not end,
Till the Day which knows not night.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #255

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Dix, William Chatterton, son of John Dix, surgeon, of Bristol, author of the Life of Chatterton; Local Legends, &c, born at Bristol, June 14, 1837, and educated at the Grammar School of that city. Mr. Chatterton Dix's contributions to modern hymnody are numerous and of value. His fine Epiphany hymn, "As with gladness men of old,” and his plaintive ”Come unto Me, ye weary," are examples of his compositions, many of which rank high amongst modern hymns. In his Hymns of Love and Joy, 1861, Altar Songs, Verses on the Holy Eucharist, 1867; Vision of All Saints, &c, 1871; and Seekers of a City, 1878, some of his compositions were first published. The greater part, however, were contributed to Hymns Ancient & Modern; St. Raphaels Hymnbook, 186… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In our work and in our play, Jesus, be thou ever near
Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 31 of 31)

Carmina for Social Worship #d119

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #193

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #613

Church Hymns with Tunes #573

Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #454

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d92

Junior Church School Hymnal #d65

Junior Youth Hymnal #d74

Little Children's Book #d41

Little Children's Book #d41

Our Songs of Praise #d66

Songs of praise #538

Songs of Praise for Schools #d31

Sykes Junior Choir Collection #d4

The Book of Common Praise #702

The Call to Praise #d60

The Call to Praise, a Hymnal for Children's Division #d53

The Canadian Youth Hymnal #102

The Children's Hymnal #d95

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d100

The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d76

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #144

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The Church Hymnal Revised #611

The English Hymnal #596

The New Children's Hymnal #d141

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The New Hymnary #162

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #425

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Voices of Praise #255

Youth Hymnal #d75

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