720. The Child of a 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 the child of a King,
The child of a King:
With Jesus, my Saviour,
I'm the child of a King.

2 My Father's own Son, the Saviour of men,
Once wandered o’er 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, 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!
Though exiled from home yet, still may I sing:
All glory to God, I'm the child of a King! [Refrain]


Text Information
First Line: My Father is rich in houses and lands
Title: The Child of a King
Author: Hattie E. Buell
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture: Romans 8:16-17
Topic: Assurance; Christians: Blessedness of; Contentment (3 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I’m the child of a King
Tune Information
Name: [My Father is rich in houses and lands]
Composer: John b. Sumner
Key: E Major

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