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695. I Am a Stranger Here

1 I am a stranger here, within a foreign land;
My home is far away, upon a golden strand;
Ambassador to be of realms beyond the sea,
I'm here on business for my King.

This is the message that I bring,
A message angels fain would sing;
"Oh, be ye reconciled"
Thus saith my Lord and King,
"Oh, be ye reconciled to God."

2 This is the King's command, that all men ev'rywhere,
Repent and turn away, from sin's seductive snare;
That all who will obey, with Him shall reign for aye,
And that's my business for my King. [Refrain]

3 My home is brighter far than Sharon's rosy plain,
Eternal life and joy thro'out its vast domain;
My Sov'reign bids me tell how mortals there may dwell,
And that's my business for my King. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I am a stranger here, within a foreign land
Title: I Am a Stranger Here
Author: E. T. Cassel
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20
Topic: Christ: Kingly Office of; Heaven: Home; Hymns for Informal Occasions (1 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This is the message that I bring
Tune Information
Name: [I am a stranger here, within a foreign land]
Composer: Flora H. Cassel
Key: E Major

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