For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. –Hebrews 11:14
Occupy until I come. –Luke 19:13
This is a sweet old hymn, a folk hymn, with a message that we are but pilgrims and sojourners upon God’s earth, on our way to His Kingdom.
But the earth is the Lord’s, too; and when we finally get to where we’re going, we want to hear Him say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”