A Child Of The King

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Lyrics: Harriet E. Buell
Music: John B. Sumner

My Father is rich in houses and lands,
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full, He has riches untold.

Refrain:
I’m a child of the King,
A child of the King:
With Jesus my Savior,
I’m a child of the King.

My Father’s own Son, the Savior of men,
Once wandered on earth as the poorest of them;
But now He is pleading our pardon on high,
That we may be His when He comes by and by.

I once was an outcast stranger on earth,
A sinner by choice, an alien by birth,
But I’ve been adopted, my name’s written down,
An heir to a mansion, a robe and a crown.

A tent or a cottage, why should I care?
They’re building a palace for me over there;
Though exiled from home, yet still may I sing:
All glory to God, I’m a child of the King.

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One Response to “A Child Of The King”

  1. Linda says:

    WOW! I have been looking for this song; you don’t know how long. I sang this at a church in Brentsville, VA every time I visited for revivals, but never had it in my hymnal. Praise God! I plan to use it this morning; can I find this hymnal to buy?

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