Thursday, July 17, 2008

To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn

London Eye 2006 - Photo Alden Smith

Sometimes we just have to go and do it. Why? because its the right time, the right season and a warm wind is calling our name. If you hear your name, go, don't let anything stop you. Go and may God bless you.
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I have read through the whole bible several times and there are many passages that I love. The words for this old song are an adaptation of the words from the book of Ecclesiastes Chapter Three, Verses 1 - 8.
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TO EVERYTHING TURN TURN TURN
Words Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Music-pete seeger
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To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
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To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven
A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together
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To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven
A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing
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To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven
A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time for peace, I swear its not too late

4 comments:

Katherine said...

It's indeed a wonderful, philosophical piece of writing...of course cannot read it but I hear the tune
:-)

Kathryn said...

Beautiful verses and beautiful sentiments:
"A time for peace, I swear its not too late"
Faith, hope and love too.
KH

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

One of my favourite Byrds' songs.

Tillerman said...

The song has been recorded by several artists / groups, the most well known being Pete Seegar, The Seekers, Judy Collins and the Byrds.

The Old Testament has a certain amount of rubbish in it but also a great deal of wisdom.