Jesus, Thou divine companion

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1 Jesus, Thou divine Companion,
By Thy lowly human birth
Thou hast come to join the workers,
Burden-bearers of the earth.
Thou, the Carpenter of Nazareth,
Toiling for Thy daily food,
By Thy patience and Thy courage
Thou have taught us toil is good.

2 They who tread the path of labor
Follow where Thy feet have trod;
They who work without complaining
Do the holy will of God.
Thou, the Peace that passeth knowledge,
Dwellest in the daily strife;
Thou, the Bread of heaven, art broken
In the sacrament of life.

3 Every task, however simple,
Sets the soul that does it free;
Every deed of love and kindness
Done to man is done to Thee.
Jesus, Thou divine Companion,
Help us all to work our best;
Bless us in our daily labor,
Lead us to our Sabbath rest.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #415

Author: Henry Van Dyke

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus, thou divine companion
Title: Jesus, Thou divine companion
Author: Henry Van Dyke (1909; alt.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Source: The Toiling of Felix and Other Poems, by Henry Van Dyke. (Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1900.)
Language: English

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HYFRYDOL

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 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #586
Moravian Book of Worship #576
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #305
The Christian Life Hymnal #148
The Cyber Hymnal #3304TextScoreAudio
Worship (4th ed.) #800
Include 63 pre-1979 instances



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