98. 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.

Chorus:
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 heaven by and by.
[Chorus]

3 I once was an out-cast 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.
[Chorus]

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 the child of a King.
[Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: My Father is rich in houses and lands
Title: The Child of a King
Publication Date: 1884
Refrain First Line: I'm the child of a King, the child of a King
Notes: Tune in "The Ark of Praise," No. 56.
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