Scripture Verse

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me. Matthew 25:40


George F. LeJeune

Words: Hen­ry J. van Dyke, 1909.

Music: Love Di­vine (Le­Jeune) George F. Le­Jeune, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc). The mu­sic was orig­in­al­ly writ­ten for Love Di­vine, All Loves Ex­cel­ling.

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Henry J. Van Dyke


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.

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, broken
In the sacrament of life.

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 do our best;
Bless us in our daily labor,
Lead us to the Sabbath rest.