Children of the heavenly King


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.

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 will still follow thee.


Words: John Cennick, 1742

Music: Brasted, Newington, Pleyel's Hymn, Bewdley, Harts, Melling

Meter: 77 77

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