The children of the king

Children of the king are we

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Children of the King are we]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Children of the King are we,
And as such we must be true;
Ever willing, earnest, free,
All our Father’s work to do.
At his will we each must go
Forth to labor till the night
Falls o’er hill and valley low,
And sunbeams bright.

Happy children of the King are we,
Daily in his service blest are we;
Gladly we his praises ever sing,
Children of the King.

2 Many duties wait our hands,
We must daily, hourly see;
Pressing needs throughout all lands,
And we cannot idle be.
All around us, ev’rywhere,
There are souls that we must aid;
Hearts o’erladen, bowed with care,
By grief dismayed. [Refrain]

3 We the lost must seek, in love,
Straying ‘mid the paths of sin;
To our Father’s courts above
Strive to bring all wand’rers in.
Then will he our service bless,
Kindly will our welcome be;
Thro’ the gates of righteousness
His glories see. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #81

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Children of the king are we
Title: The children of the king
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Happy children of the king are we
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Service of Praise #81

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