Hymn Story: The King’s Business

Elijah Taylor Cassel wrote “The King’s Business” in 1902.

Cassel was born on November 27, 1849 in Indiana. At a young age his family moved to Nebraska. He completed a medical education and practiced in Hastings, Nebraska. Cassel married Flora Hamilton and both were talented musicians. Around 1910, he left his medical practice for the ministry and served a church in Denver, Colorado.

Sometime around 1917, while returning a buggy, Flora Casel stood on the running board and the horses somehow became spooked. She was pulled to her death.

Elijah Cassel later went on to move Anna Mae Cassel and served additional churches.

He died on July 3, 1930 and Anna Mae in 1949.

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