The King's business

I am a stranger here, within a foreign land

Author: Elijah T. Cassel (1902)
Tune: [I am a stranger here, within a foreign land] (Cassel)
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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 that 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]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: Elijah T. Cassel

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