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499. Children of the heav'nly King

1 Children of the heav'nly King,
As ye journey, sweetly sing;
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise,
Glorious in his works and ways.

2 We are trav'ling home to God
In the way the fathers trod;
They are happy now, and we
Soon their happiness shall see.

3 Shout, ye little flock and blest;
You on Jesus' throne shall rest;
There your seat is now prepared,
There your kingdom and reward.

4 Lift your eyes, ye sons of light,
Zion's city is in sight;
There our endless home shall be,
There our Lord we soon shall see.

5 Fear not, brethren; joyful stand
On the borders of your land;
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son,
Bids you undismayed go on.

6 Lord, obediently we go,
Gladly leaving all below;
Only thou our Leader be,
And we still will follow thee.


Text Information
First Line: Children of the heav'nly King
Author: John Cennick (1742)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Topic: Christian Life: Pilgrimage and Guidance; Christians: Triumph of; The Church: Communion of Saints (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Ignaz J. Pleyel (1790, arr.)
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Key: G Major

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