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

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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 >

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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



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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #425Page Scan
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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #193Page Scan
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: for Schools and Families #d41
Our Songs of Praise #d66
Songs of praise : enlarged edition #538
Songs of Praise for Schools #d31
Sykes Junior Choir Collection #d4
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #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
The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #144Page Scan
The Church Hymnal Revised: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general convetions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occastions #611Page Scan
The English Hymnal #596
The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d102
The New Children's Hymnal #d141
The New Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday Schools #162Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #425Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #255TextPage Scan
Youth Hymnal #d75
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