Life at best is very brief

1
Life at best is very brief,
Like the falling of a leaf,
Like the binding of a sheaf,
    Be in time!
Fleeting days are telling fast
That the die will soon be cast,
And the fatal line be passed,
    Be in time!
  Be in time! Be in time!
While the voice of Jesus calls you,
  Be in time!
If in sin you longer wait,
You may find no open gate,
And your cry be just too late:
    Be in time!
2
Fairest flowers soon decay,
Youth and beauty pass away;
O you have not long to stay,
    Be in time!
While God's Spirit bids you come,
Sinner, do not longer roam,
Lest you seal your hopeless doom,
    Be in time!
3
Time is gliding swiftly by,
Death and judgment draweth nigh,
To the arms of Jesus fly,
    Be in time!
O I pray you count the cost!
Ere the fatal line be crossed,
And your soul in hell be lost,
    Be in time!
4
Sinner, heed the warning voice,
Make the Lord your final choice,
Then all heaven will rejoice,
    Be in time!
Come from darkness into light;
Come, let Jesus make you right;
Come, receive His life tonight,
    Be in time!
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Jabez

Nairobi, Kenya

This song is a reminder that the only source of our life is God. For He laid His precious life for me I have to live every moment for Him for I don't know how much of that time I have left.


Joshua Nyaribo

Nairobi, Kenya

Indeed life at its best is short..

Like Absalom may we not find ourselves too late!


Daniel Ibrahim

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

We should be ready in time before it will be too late this is the time that we have now that Jesus is calling us


Tony Kirimi

Mombasa, Kenya

Wonderful message, don't linger when the voice of Jesus calls you.


Kaishu

Senepati, Manipur, India

Our life is indeed very short. So while we are here for a short time, let us all praise and thanks him for all what He has given us. Thank you Lord.


Edison

Bamenda, Cameroon

As I listen to the choir sing this song while I read through the wordings, its so refocusing to me. What is really important in life? Life at best is very short. Let the supposed best moments not derail my focus to what is of greater importance. Thanks for this song.


Dinah

Lagos, Nigeria

Truly life at best is very brief and there is nothing in this life, it will soon decay like a fallen floor. So what are you bragging about!

This is the song I so much love because it prepared my mind towards heaven. I prayed that the Lord will give understanding of His words.


Elkanah Kabilis

Gombe, Nigeria

"Life at best is very brief" is a reality so often forgotten. Words of this song are timely and profound for me. Thank you.


Ayo

Kano, Nigeria

A song with such a gentle but convicting grace. Both tune and lyrics flow from heart that had genuine desire to get the lost saved. Learnt it partly recently at the wake keep of sister who went to be with the LORD.

Even if you have been saved, this song will compel you to reflect where you are at.

LORD, revive us!


Pst. Charles Emuchay

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

I love this song. It is the first song the Lord used me to minister to a congregation many years ago as a student; many lives were touched. The memory is ever fresh in my heart.