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Words: Harriet E. Buell, (1834-1910) Music: John B. Sumner, (1838-1918)
A Child of the KingE My Father is rich in houses and lands, B E He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands! A Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold, E B7 E His coffers are full, He has riches untold. Chorus E I'm a child of the King, A child of the King: With Jesus my Savior, A B7 E 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. Chorus 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. Chorus 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. Chorus
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