Child of the King

These lyr­ics first ap­peared in The North­ern Christ­ian Ad­vo­cate, Feb­ru­ary 1, 1877, as a po­em ti­tled “The Child of a King” by John Sumner.

Over 135 years ago, the Lord was speaking the same message! Why does it take so long for us to know this simple truth? We are not orphans, we have been adopted. Everything the King has is ours – its our inheritance!

“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.

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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