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Who wrote I'm a child of the king?

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by rlvaughn, May 18, 2017.

  1. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member
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    I have found this song (below) variously credited to Skeeter Davis and Cindy Walker, but I'm skeptical of the accuracy. Davis was a singer and sang this song, but I'm not sure she wrote any songs. Walker was a songwriter, so is a better candidate. She wrote both words and music. But I couldn't find anything I felt was authoritative that credited her with this song. Gospel songwriter Franklin Lycurgus Eiland "F. L." Eiland was Walker's maternal-grandfather.

    Once I was clothed in the rags of my sin
    Wretched and poor lost and lonely within
    But with wonderous compassion the King of all Kings
    In pity and love took me under his wing.

    Oh yes, oh yes, I'm a child of the King
    His royal blood now flows in my veins
    And I who was wretched and poor now can sing
    Praise God Praise God I'm a child of the King.

    Now I'm a child with a heavenly home
    My holy father has made me his own
    Now I'm cleansed by his blood and I'm clothed in his love
    And someday I'll sing with the angels above.

    Oh yes, oh yes, I'm a child of the King
    His royal blood now flows in my veins
    And I who was wretched and poor now can sing
    Praise God Praise God I'm a child of the King.



    Anyone know who wrote this song?

    There is another "A Child of the King" song that was written by Harriet E. Buell in 1877:

    My Father is rich in houses and lands,
    He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
    Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
    His coffers are full, He has riches untold.

    Refrain:
    I’m a child of the King,
    A child of the King:
    With Jesus my Savior,
    I’m a child of the King.

    Thanks!
     
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    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    Cindy Walker did according to the Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries and Worldcat.

    SWBTS Music Library
    You're welcome!
     
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    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    Any?

    Many!

    Skeeter Davis - Wikipedia
     
  4. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member
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    Thanks on both counts, but especially the first one.
     
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