Why should the children of a KingAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 310 hymnals
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1 Why should the children of a King
Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter, descend, and bring
Some tokens of thy grace.
2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints,
And seal the heirs of heaven?
When wilt thou banish my complaints
And show my sins forgiven?
3 Assure my conscience of her part
In the Redeemer's blood;
And bear thy witness with my heart
That I am born of God.
4 Thou art the earnest of his love,
The pledge of joys to come;
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove,
Will safe convey me home.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #268
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Why should the children of a [the] King. I. Watts. [Assurance through Faith.] Published in his Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1709, Bk. i., No. 144, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Witnessing and Sealing Spirit." It was adopted by G. Whitefield in his Collection of Hymns, &c, 1753; A. M. Toplady in his Psalms & Hymns, 1776, and others amongst the older compilers. It is also widely used in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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