574. A Child of the King

1 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.

I'm a child of the King,
A child of the King;
With Jesus, my Savior,
I'm a child of the King.

2 My Father's own Son - the Savior of men -
Once wandered on earth as the poorest of them.
But now He is reigning forever on high,
And will give me a home in heav'n by and by. [Refrain]

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

4 A tent or a cottage, why should I care?
They're building a palace for me over there.
Tho' exiled from home, yet still I may sing:
"All glory to God, I'm a child of the King!" [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: My Father is rich in houses and lands
Title: A Child of the King
Author: Harriet E. Buell
Refrain First Line: I'm a child of the King
Meter: with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Assurance and Trust
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Sumner
Meter: with Refrain
Key: E♭ Major

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