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970. The King's Business

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.

Refrain:
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, everywhere,
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 throughout 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: The King's Business
Author: Elijah T. Cassel (1902)
Meter: 12.12.12.8 R
Scripture:
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Kings_Business); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/k/i/kingsbus.htm); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (95)
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
Meter: 12.12.12.8 R
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Kings_Business); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/k/i/kingsbus.htm); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (95)



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