Jesus, Thou Divine Companion   1 comment

Christ Blessing--Nardo di Cione

Above:  Christ Blessing, by Nardo di Cione

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1909) by Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal for Youth (1941), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.


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 hast 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 our Sabbath rest.

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