Jesus, our divine Companion,
By Your lowly human birth
You have come to join the workers,
Burden bearers of the earth.
You, the Carpenter of Nazareth,
Toiling for Your daily food,
By Your patience and Your courage,
You have taught us toil is good.
Where the many toil togther,
There You are among Your own;
Where the solitary labor,
You are there with the alone.
You, the peace that passes knowledge,
Dwelling in the daily strife;
You, the Bread of heaven, are broken
In the sacrament of life.