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A Child of the King

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My Fa-ther is rich

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in hous-es and lands;

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He hold-eth the wealth

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of the world in His hands!

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Of rub-ies and dia-monds,

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of sil-ver and gold,

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His cof-fers are full:

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He has rich-es un-told.

Chorus

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I'm a child of the King,

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A child of the King!

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With Je-sus, my Sav-iour,

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I'm a child of the King!


My Father's own Son, the Saviour 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, 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.

A tent or a cottage, why should I care?
They're building a palace for me over there!
Tho' exiled from him, yet still I may sing:
All glory to God, I'm a child of the King!


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