We ask for donations here just twice a year. Before you hit the "close" button, would you please consider a gift to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do. Last year, Hymnary had 11.3 million users from 243 countries around the globe, people like you who love hymns! To serve our many, many users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source. You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

Jesus, Thou divine companion

Representative Text

1 Jesus, our divine companion,
By your lowly human birth
You have come to join all workers,
Burden-bearers of the earth.
As the carpenter of Naz'reth,
Toiling for your daily food,
By your patience and your courage,
You have taught us work 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.
You, the peace surpassing knowledge,
Dwell with us in daily strife;
You, the Bread of heaven, broken
In the sacrament of life.

3 Ev'ry task, however simple,
Fills the soul with grace anew;
Ev'ry act of human kindness
Done in love is done to you.
Jesus, our divine companion,
Help us all to work our best;
Bless us in our daily labor,
Lead us to the Sabbath rest.

Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #901

Author: Henry Van Dyke

See biography and works at CCEL  Go to person page >

Text Information

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
Copyright: Public Domain





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…

Go to tune page >



The Cyber Hymnal #3304
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
TextPage Scan

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #769

Moravian Book of Worship #576

TextPage Scan

One in Faith #870

TextPage Scan

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #901

The Christian Life Hymnal #148


The Cyber Hymnal #3304

The Hymnal 1982 #586

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Hymnal #305


Worship (4th ed.) #800

TextPage Scan

Worship and Service Hymnal #48

Include 65 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.