There is a time for waking and for sleeping,
A time for warring and a time for peace;
A time for sowing, and a time for reaping,
A time for toil, a time when toil must cease.
A time of rest will come to hearts grown weary,
A time of praise to those that grieve and sigh,
A time of joy to those whose lives are dreary,
The Lord’s good time is coming by and by.
A time for pain, a time for shadeless pleasures,
A time for shadows and a time for light;
A time to lose, a time to find our treasures,
A time for faith, a time for perfect sight.
A time for tears, a time for rapturous greeting,
A time for exile and a time for home;
A time for parting, and a time for meeting,
Trust on! The Lord’s good time will surely come.