Words: , Sa­cred Hymns for the Child­ren of God, 1742. This hymn is sung at the be­gin­ning and end of the Acad­e­my Award win­ning mo­vie Mrs. Min­i­ver (1942).

Music: Pley­el’s Hymn, , 1791. Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Bewdley, , in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1889
  • Brasted, , 1780

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.

O, ye banished seed, be glad!
Christ our Advocate is made;
Us to save, our flesh assumes—
Brother to our souls becomes.

Shout, ye little flock, and blest,
You on Jesus’ throne shall rest:
There your seat is now prepared—
There your kingdom and reward.

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, obedient we would go,
Gladly leaving all below;
Only Thou our Leader be;
And we will still follow Thee.