For every thing there is a season,
A time for every purpose under the heaven;
A time to pluck and,
A time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to break down and a time to build up;
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones and,
A time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace and,
A time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get and a time to lose;
A time to keep and a time to cast away;
A time to rend and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence and a time to speak;
A time to love and a time to hate;
A time of war and a time of peace;
I swear it’s not too late.
This poem/song was adapted from the Book of Ecclesiastes 3:1,
with the exception of the title and the last six words, which were
added by song writer Pete Seeger in 1959 as a plea for world peace.
It appears we need that same plea today.