"[Jesus] added and spake a parable.... A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated Him and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us" (Luke 19:11-14).
Our Savior spoke a parable
That we might thereby learn
That we shall give account in full
Upon our Lord's return.
To every servant of the Lord,
He says to occupy
Until He comes with His reward,
Approaching by and by.
But all who will not have Him reign
Will naturally oppose.
They send that message loud and plain:
They're siding with His foes.
O Lord, in just a little while,
We'll see You face to face.
We'd live for Your approving smile
Till then, Lord, by Your grace!