1 I have a goodly heritage
That nothing can destroy,
A mansion fair, prepared for me
In realms of endless joy,
Where everlasting light abides
And shadows cannot fall;
No gloomy days, no weary nights,
For God is over all.
My heart keeps singing, yes, my heart keeps singing,
I have a goodly heritage that nothing can destroy;
My heart keeps singing, songs of praises singing,
I have a goodly heritage in realms of endless joy.
2 I have a goodly heritage,
Not in this world below,
But in the blessed home above
Where living waters flow;
And as I journey heavenward,
Despite of earthly fears,
The beacon light of God’s dear love
Beams brightly through the years. [Refrain]
3 I have a goodly heritage,
What can my soul dismay!
The Lord shall be my dwelling place,
My true and living Way;
And as I travel to the home
He has prepared for me,
My heart keeps singing all the time,
His blessed face I’ll see. [Refrain]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >