7653. Why Should the Children of a King

1. Why should the children of a king
Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter! descend and bring
Some tokens of Thy grace.

2. Dost Thou not dwell in all the saints,
And seal the heirs of Heav’n?
When wilt Thou banish my complaints,
And show my sins forgiv’n?

3. Assure my conscience of her part
In the Redeemer’s blood;
And bear Thy witness with my heart
That I am born of God.

4. Thou art the earnest of His love,
The pledge of joys to come;
And Thy soft wings, celestial Dove,
Will safe convey me home.

Text Information
First Line: Why should the children of a king
Title: Why Should the Children of a King
Author: Isaac Watts (1709)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1709
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: HOLY TRINITY
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1861)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 17654 66543 33217
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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