Those who Love and Those who Labour

This hymn, based on the poetry of Geoffrey Dearmer, was published in Songs of Praise in 1925.

With meter of 87.87D, tunes it has been set to include:
  • DOMHNACH TRIONOIDE, a traditional Irish tune which is also used for Spirit Seeking Life and Beauty and Marty Haugen's On the Journey to Emmaus - this is the most common tune for the text.
  • HYFRYDOL



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Examples


College choir with mini-orchestra:

Lyrics

Those who love and those who labour, follow in the way of Christ;
Thus the first disciples found him, thus the gift of love sufficed.
Jesus says to those who seek him, I will never pass you by;
Raise the stone and you shall find me; cleave the wood, and there am I.

Where the many work together, they with Christ himself abide.
But the lonely workers also find him ever at their side.
Lo, the Prince of common welfare dwells within the market strife;
Lo, the bread of heaven is broken in the sacrament of life.

Let the seeker never falter, till the truth is found afar.
With the wisdom of the ages underneath a giant star,
With the richest and the poorest, of the sum of things possessed,
Like a child at first to wonder, like a king at last to rest.

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