Life at best is very brief

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!
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!
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!
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!
Kayode Aderonke

Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria

Oh yes! This song tells us we have in time not on time. Don't wait till you are told the end is near, make Jesus your final choice.


Kafanchan, Kaduna, Nigeria

It reminds us that sooner or later we shall depart this world and we should not delay in making with God.

Maurice Mondengo

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Yes, life at best is very brief. Let's be in time for the King of Glory is coming! When? Soon. Just Be in time!

While the voice of Jesus calls you, be in time. If in sin you no longer wait,

You may find no open gate,

And your cry be just too late.

Please, please, come to Jesus.

Think about finding no open gate in front of you on that day. It's terrible.

But you know what everbody can avoid that. You can avoid that!

Come from darkness into light;

Please come and let Jesus make you right;

Come receive His Life now.

Be in time. Don't wait for life is very brief. Come to Jesus now!

Love You all.

In Christ,


Franks Ondara

Nairobi, Kenya

Wow! I remember this song when I was young. true no time to waste. Jesus is about to leave the sanctuary. Daniel 12:1-2.

Be ready! Be ready! Be ready!!!!!!

Please be ready.

Joshua Kolawole Akinola

Ibadan, Nigeria

This song is a clarion call to all Christians to know that our candles are burning off gradually and we must be up and doing in the work of the Master as the Great Day draws near. We must also preach the gospel like a dying man to a dying world, peradventure, we may save some from eternal perdition.

"I must work the works of Him that sent me while it is day, for the night cometh when no man can work"

Jasper Makworo

Nairobi, Kenya

Uplifting song to the soul that is calling us to get closer to meet our Savior by making a decision in time Now.

It really reminds us that we need to keep watch and pray and we wait upon our reader. Our life is so short in this world.

Bishop Praises Omole

Wusasa, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

Life truly is very brief

Make us true to our call, O Lord

Before we drop off this earth like a falling leaf.

Betty Hill

Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand

I am putting this hymn at the conclusion of my husband's biography. He went to be with the Lord in 2009, and played and sang this hymn in the 1940's. It bring back many memories.

Samuel Ruth Chadi

Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria

I remember when we were growing up our choir use to sing this very song. When I lost my aunt, this very song was sang during her wake keep. Any time I remember, sing or hear this song I shared tears. Truly and indeed the word of the Lord is sure. Let the whole know that this life at its very best is brief indeed. Lord help me to make useful use of my time for You. This song is not only for the unsaved. Is both for the saved and unsaved.

Maureen Reid

Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire

Beautiful hymn especially for the unsaved. Another in the same vein is Meet me there where the tree of life is blooming meet me there.