A Child of the King

My Father is rich in houses and lands

Author: Hattie E. Buell (1877)
Tune: [My Father is rich in houses and lands] (Sumner)
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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 pleading our pardon on high,
That we may be His when He comes by and by. [Chorus]

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. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #632

Author: Hattie E. Buell

[Katie Buell] Born: November 2, 1834, Cazenovia, New York. Died: February 6, 1910, Washington, DC. Buell lived in Manlius, New York, until 1898. She then moved to Washington, DC, but maintained a summer residence at Thousand Island Park, New York. She contributed a number of poems to the Northern Christian Advocate in Syracuse, New York. Sources: Hustad, p. 214 Loyer, p. 30 Reynolds, p. 260 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Father is rich in houses and lands
Title: A Child of the King
Author: Hattie E. Buell (1877)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #555
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The Cyber Hymnal #808
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #555

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #632

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The Cyber Hymnal #808

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The New National Baptist Hymnal #206


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Total Praise #118

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #525

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