Sunday, January 20, 2013

Song for Sunday: There is a Season

Ecclesiastes 3 contains one of the prettiest poems in Scripture. There have been numerous adaptation of it into song. One of the most famous is the folk tune Turn, Turn, Turn  by the Byrds. Our church choir sang a beautiful anthem based on the passage this morning. As  I listened to them practice, it really resonated with me. So I share it as today's "Song for Sunday."

Listen to it here:

And the words, describing the appropriateness of various things to the stages of life, and how God weaves them altogether into something beautiful.

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.

What song do you find beautiful?

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  1. I find music in general to be beautiful. I actually really love the song Imagine by John Lennon. I've also always enjoyed the song Turn, Turn, Turn. The song you shared is beautiful also!

    1. There is a lot of beautiful music out there. I love both those songs, too. Thanks for visiting.

  2. I really enjoy the Mary Did You Know song, its beautiful.. Here is a link to it, so pretty..

    1. That is a really beautiful song. Our choir sang that back in December. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've always loved This is my Father's World.

  4. For Unto Us A Child Is Born, from Handel's Messiah.