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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday's Hymn: Children of the Heavenly King

Children of the heav'nly King,
As ye journey, sweetly sing;
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise,
Glorious in his works and ways.

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

Shout, ye little flock and blest;
You on Jesus' throne shall rest;
There your seat is now prepared,
There your kingdom and reward.

Lift your eyes, ye sons of light,
Zion's city is in sight;
There our endless home shall be,
There our Lord we soon shall see.

Fear not, brethren; joyful stand
On the borders of your land;
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son,
Bids you undismayed go on.

Lord, obediently we go,
Gladly leaving all below;
Only thou our Leader be,
And we still will follow thee.

John Cennick, 1742
Tune: Pleyel's Hymn, Arr. from Ignaz J. Pleyel, 1790


rosemary said...

"Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, glorious in his works and ways." May it be, every day.

ellen b. said...

"and we still will follow thee"
Have a good week!

John said...

I can still hear that hymn sung in the slow, mournful sound of the Primitive Baptists. A classic.