Jesus, Thou divine companion

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1 Jesus, our divine companion,
By your lowly human birth
You have come to join the workers,
Burden bearers of the earth.
Son of Joseph, gifted worker,
Toiling for your daily food,
By your patience and your courage,
You have taught us toil 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.
Christ, the peace surpassing knowledge,
Dwell with us in daily strife;
Christ, the bread of heaven, broken
In the sacrament of life.

3 Ev'ry task, however humble,
Fills the soul with grace anew;
Ev'ry deed of love and kindness
Done in faith is done for you.
Jesus, our divine companion,
Help us all to work our best;
Bless us in our daily labor,
Lead us to our heav'nly rest.

Source: One in Faith #870

Author: Henry Van Dyke

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





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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Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Hymnal 1982 #586

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #769

Moravian Book of Worship #576

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One in Faith #870

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #901

The Christian Life Hymnal #148


The Cyber Hymnal #3304

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #305

Worship (4th ed.) #800

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