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. 

     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.


     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.