Scripture Verse

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Introduction

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James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)

Words: Jes­sie B. Pounds, in Gems and Jew­els, by James Fill­more & James H. Ro­se­crans (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1890), num­ber 82.

Music: James H. Fill­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jessie B. Pounds (1861–1921)

Lyrics

There is a time for wak­ing and for sleep­ing,
A time for war­ring and a time for peace;
A time for sow­ing, and a time for reap­ing,
A time for toil, a time when toil must cease.

Refrain

A time of rest will come to hearts grown wea­ry,
A time of praise to those that grieve and sigh,
A time of joy to those whose lives are drea­ry,
The Lord’s good time is com­ing by and by.

A time for pain, a time for shade­less plea­sures,
A time for sha­dows and a time for light;
A time to lose, a time to find our trea­sures,
A time for faith, a time for per­fect sight.

Refrain

A time for tears, a time for rap­tur­ous greet­ing,
A time for ex­ile and a time for home;
A time for part­ing, and a time for meet­ing,
Trust on! The Lord’s good time will sure­ly come.

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