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In our work and in our play, Jesus, ever with us stay

In our work and in our play, Jesus, ever with us stay

Author: W. G. Wills
Tune: ROSSLYN (English)
Published in 15 hymnals

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1. In our work and in our play,
Jesus, ever with us stay;
May we always strive to be
True and faithful unto Thee.
Then we truthfully can sing,
We are children of the King.

2. May we in Thy strength subdue
Evil tempers, words untrue,
Thoughts impure, and deeds unkind,
All things hateful to Thy mind.
Then we truthfully can sing,
We are children of the King.

3. Children of the King are we!
May we loyal to Him be;
Try to please Him every day,
In our work and in our play.
Then we truthfully can sing,
We are children of the King.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3026

Author: W. G. Wills

Wills, Whitefield Glanville, son of the late H. O. Wills, of Bristol, was b. at Bristol Oct. 28, 1841, and died at Ealing Oct. 2, 1891. In 1881 he printed a small collection of original Hymns for Occasional Use. Three of his hymns are in School Hymns, 1891:— 1. Father, Thy children come to-night. [Evening.] Written about 1876; 1881 as above, p. 24. 2. In our work and in our play, Jesus, ever with us stay. [Children of God.] Written in Sept. 1891 for School Hymns, 1891, No. 335. 3. We bring to Thee, dear Saviour. [Trust in Jesus.] Written about 1880; 1881 as above, p. 9. The School Hymns, 1891, also contains a hymn by his wife, Lucy Helen née Hebblethwaite, which begins "Always with Thee I Ever near!" (Trus… Go to person page >

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First Line: In our work and in our play, Jesus, ever with us stay
Author: W. G. Wills

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The Cyber Hymnal #3026
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