Why Should the Children of a King


This hymn by Isaac Watts about the work of the Holy Spirit bearing witness to salvation is a fitting text for the Pentecost season.

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text by Isaac Watts
music by Greg Scheer
copyright May 19, 2016
CCLI #7085225
OneLicense #209421

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.