Lord’s Day 10/17 The King’s Child

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A Child of the King
by 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.

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.

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.

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The above article was posted on October 16, 2010 by Mark Lamprecht.
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1 Robert November 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

Thanks for posting Harriet Buell’s fine gospel song. “The riches of grace” far surpass all of the world’s wealth put together!

If you enjoy reading about our hymns and their authors, I invite you to check out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.

And if you’ll excuse a brief “commercial:” If you do not have a good book on the subject of our Christmas carols, I encourage you to take a look at my own, Discovering the Songs of Christmas. In it, I discuss the history and meaning of 63 carols and Christmas hymns. The book is available through Amazon, or directly from Jebaire Publishing. (Might make a great gift too!)

2 Mark November 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Robert, thanks for your comment. Your site is interesting and it looks like you’ve put a bit of research into it. I will add you to my Friday favorites post. And I too appreciate Buell’s hymn.

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