THE NEW CHRISTIAN LIFE
(Jack H. Hopkins)
Well, I may not have lots of money, but I'm a rich man
My treasures are laid up beyond this earth
You may not know the value of a dedicated life
'Cause the world can never tell you what you're worth.
And I'm proud to be a follower of Jesus
Bearin' my cross and walkin' in the light
And though the way gets rocky, He will lead us
Helpin' us to live the Christian life.
My buddies may not come around to see me
I guess they think I won't be too much fun
But I’m hopin’ and I’m prayin’ they’ll believe me
When I tell ‘em all good things the Lord has done.
(repeat Chorus twice, last line twice)
© 1985 Great Jehoshaphat Music, ASCAP
A CHILD OF THE KING
Mashup of A Child of the King (lyrics by Harriett E. Buell) [P.D.]
and tune: The Wildwood Flower (A.P. Carter) [P.D.]
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.
My Father’s own Son, the Savior of men
Once wandered o’er earth as the poorest of them
But now He is reigning forever on high
And will give me a home in the heav’n by and by.
I once was an outcast stranger on earth
A sinner by choice and an alien by birth
But I’ve been adopted, my name’s written down
An heir to a mansion, a robe and a crown.
A tent or a cottage, why should I care?
They’re building a palace for me over there
Though exiled from home, yet still may I sing
All glory to God; I’m a child of the King!
[Both songs are Public Domain]
Mashup arrangement by Jack H Hopkins
© 2015 Great Jehoshaphat Music, ASCAP