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!

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.


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.


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.

Immitushi Longkumer

Mokokchung, Nagaland, India

Beautiful song. Are you ready? Jesus may come at any moment we should be prepared and be in time when Jesus call us.

I was move in tears by this beautiful song.

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.