A Child of the King

My Father is rich in houses and lands

Author: Harriet E. Buell (1877)
Tune: [My Father is rich in houses and lands]
Published in 310 hymnals

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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: Harriet E. Buell

Harriet Eugenia Peck 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. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: My Father is rich in houses and lands
Title: A Child of the King
Author: Harriet E. Buell (1877)
Language: English



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Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #125TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #555TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #632TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #179TextPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #186
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #468
Sing Joyfully #356TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1620Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #221
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #574TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #403
The Cyber Hymnal #808TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #352TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #206
Timeless Truths #170TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #525TextPage Scan
Include 294 pre-1979 instances