Friday, September 20, 2019

Hymn of the Week: To All Things There's a Season

This new hymn is based loosely on several passages in the book of Ecclesiastes, which our church's prayer-meeting group just completed a long study in. I've set it to the traditional Celtic tune "Wild Mountain Thyme," with an extra bridge-chorus that is my own addition.

To All Things There's a Season

To all things there's a season,
Times for laughter and for tears,
Times for living and for dying,
'Mid the ever-circling years;
     Allelu, praise Him, Allelu. 

     (Chorus):
     Praise the Lord in your sorrows;
     Praise the Lord in times of joy;
     Ever let your heart sing to Him:
     Allelu, praise Him, Allelu.

In all life's changing seasons,
Times of war and times of peace,
There never is a season
When the praise of God will cease;
     Allelu, praise Him, Allelu.

     (Chorus)

     (Bridge-Chorus):
     Hallelujah, praise the Lord!
     Hallelujah, praise the Lord!
     Hallelujah, praise the Lord!
     Allelu, praise Him, allelu.

So serve the Lord with gladness,
Through all the years He gives you;
When in hardship or in plenty,
Let His praises rise within you.
     Allelu, praise Him, Allelu.

     (Chorus)

     (Bridge-Chorus)
 

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