Children of the Heavenly King Lyrics, Story, and Video

Children of the Heavenly King Lyrics

Children of the heavenly King,
As ye journey, sweetly sing;
Sing your Savior’s worthy praise,
Glorious in His works and ways

We are traveling home to God,
In the way the fathers trod;
They are happy now, and we
Soon their happiness shall see.

Glory be to Jesus’ name,
Glory be to Christ the Lamb;
Through Thy blood were we redeemed,
When we justly were condemned.

O, ye banished seed, be glad!
Christ our advocate is made;
Us to save, our flesh assumes—
Brother to our souls becomes.

Children of the Heavenly King Hymn Story

The words of this hymn, “Children of the Heavenly King” were composed by John Cennick. It was published in Sacred Hymns for the Children of God, 1742. The music is from PLEYEL’S HYMN, Ignaz J. Pleyel, 1791.

John Cennick - Children of the heavenly King hymn writer
John Cennick

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