Today’s To-Do List

Today’s To-Do List

SCRIPTURE: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV & For Everything There Is a Time, song by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 [there is] a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and
a time to refrain from embracing,

6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

  1. For everything there is a time —
    A season for each thing we do.
    We’re born, and one day we will die;
    O God, we live our lives in you.
  2. There’s time to gently plant the seed
    And time to harvest with a song.
    Some fall — and then we heal, indeed.
    We break, and then we build up strong.
  3. We laugh with joy and also weep;
    We mourn a loss then dance again.
    Some stones we toss and some we keep.
    We may embrace; we may refrain.
  4. We seek the things we want each day;
    At times we also sadly lose.
    We keep — then sometimes throw away.
    To tear or mend? We daily choose.
  5. At times we talk, and then we cease;
    We fall for hate and fight our wars.
    We learn your love and work for peace:
    O God, in every time, we’re yours.
  6. From birth to death and all between
    In all the cycles of our years
    Our gratitude is ever green;
    We sob our joy and laugh our tears.

Tune: Old 100 Text: Copyright © 2010 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved. Used with permission.; Verse 6, CKW


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