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 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.

Refrain

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.

3.

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.

4.

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.

 John Bunnell Sumner died this date (5/10/1918) Binghamton, NY.  He was a Methodist who wrote the music to “I’m a Child of the King.”  Sumner was born 3/25/1838, Wyalusing, PA.

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“I Would Be True (stanza 3)

I would be faithful through each passing moment;
I would be constantly in touch with God;
I would be strong to follow where He leads me;
I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod;
I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod.    – written in Japan, 1906

Howard Arnold Walter died this date, 1918 in Lahore, India.  A graduate of Princeton University, he also studied in Scotland and Germany.  He taught in Japan and later taught Muslim students in Sri Lanka (former Ceylon) and India dying there at about 35 years of age.

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