A Child of the King (Hymn)

A Child of the King
Harriet E. Buell (1877)

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.

(Refrain)
I’m a child of the King,
A child of the King:
With Jesus my Savior,
I’m a child of the King.

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.

Refrain

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

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 a child of the King.

I love this truth- that I really am a “child of the King.”  If the cares of this life start to get you down, that is something in which to take comfort.  I really love the third verse: “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.”  Amen.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Ben, I love the line: “A tent or a cottage, why should I care? They’re building a palace for me over there.” It doesn’t matter where I live here on earth because I’m just passing through on my way to the palace. By the way, I love hymn Sunday! Peace, Linda

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    • Thanks- I like hymn Sundays, too! And it encourages me that I have something better on the other side, especially when half of the things in my current house need updated/fixed/replaced. 🙂

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  2. I love how “rich” we all are in Him, that we all have a place in Jesus, because of Jesus, to be children of the King. Smiling . . .Thanks, Ben, for that! 🙂

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