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!
Livingstone Dogara

Kaduna, Nigeria

I woke up this morning singing the chorus, but it is the second stanza that caught my eye... Hmmmm, no matter what we have or who we think we are, all is fleeting, just be in time when Jesus calls you.

Abugu Sebastine Chukwudi

Lagos, Enugu State, Nigeria

Life is good and sweet . One thing I know is that one day I will die and I don't know the day .

Second one is that one day I will stand before my God to give account of my life.

Today is my day tomorrow may not come I live for Jesus Christ my hope .


Mombasa, Kenya

It can never be more true. Do not harden your voice today....... you never know when you life on earth will end


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.


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.


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.