I have a stately palace

I have a stately palace

Author: Lizzie De Armond
Tune: [I have a stately palace]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I have a stately palace,
On yonder hill it stands;
Eternal in the heavens,
A home not made by hands.
A pedigree most noble,
Unto the world I bring,
I trace it back to Jesus,
A Christian is a king.

A Christian is a king!
With joyful heart I’ll sing;
In God’s own sight forever,
A Christian is a king.

2 I own a robe of whiteness,
Of Christ’s pure righteousness;
A retinue of angels
Attend my way to bless.
On earth there’s care and sorrow,
But still my heart will sing,
I’ll trust my loving Father,
A Christian is a king. [Refrain]

3 A crown have I in glory,
Laid up for me alway,
Within the treasure chamber,
For coronation day,
My name’s engraved upon it,
And heaven’s host will sing,
When I go home to wear it;
A Christian is a king. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #52

Author: Lizzie De Armond

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 >

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First Line: I have a stately palace
Author: Lizzie De Armond