In Our Work and In Our Play

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

Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Published in 32 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, O royal Child,
In the far-off Holy Land,
Blessing labour undefiled
Pure and honest, of the hand.

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

4 O! how happy thus to spend
Work and playtime in His sight,
Who that day which shall not end,
Gives to those who do the right.

Source: The Church Hymnal: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occasions (Rev. ed) #611

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 32 of 32)

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 and 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

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The Children's Hymnal #145

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 #611

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The English Hymnal #596

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The English Hymnal #596

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The New Children's Hymnal #149

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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

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Youth Hymnal #28

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