"The king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.... And Ittai (Heb. "with me") answered the king, and said, As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be" (2 Samuel 15:15,21).
There once was a season when David the king
Was rejected by his very nation.
Historical portraits like this one thus bring
A view of our King of salvation.
Rejected by those whom our Lord came to save,
Our Savior is nonetheless true.
His plan of salvation and Scriptures He gave
Now show us what we ought to do.
We never should envy the souls without grace,
Who distance themselves from our Lord.
Our Savior has gone to prepare us a place;
His presence shall be our reward!
Whatever, O King, that Your plan will require,
Wherever You want us to be,
This is the plan and the place we desire
And the joy of our destiny.