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Ida Lilliard Reed was born 11/30/1865, near Ar­den, in Bar­bour Co., West Virginia.  She is said to have writ­ten some 2,000 hymns in her life­time.  In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her “sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic” by award­ing her a small “week­ly bo­nus.”  She July 8, 1951, at her home town of Ar­den.  She is primarily remembered today for her 1896 song “I Belong to the King.”

 

I belong to the King; I’m a child of His love,

I shall dwell in His palace so fair,

For He tells of its bliss in yon heaven above,

And His children in splendor shall share.

Refrain

I belong to the King; I’m a child of His love,

And he never forsaketh His own.

He will call me some day to His palace above;

I shall dwell by His glorified throne.

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