Ecclesiastes 3 (Photo credit: Tobyotter)
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
To everything there is a season (1997) by John Rutter (b. 1945)
Performed by The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter conducting
MP3: To every thing there is a season / John Rutter / The Cambridge Singers / Mass of the Children
To Everything There is a Season by John Rutter (1945-). For SATB choir (piano accompaniment). John Rutter Series. Main Key: E Major. Sacred. Difficulty: Medium (Adult). Octavo. 12 pages. Duration 5 minutes 46 seconds. Published by Hinshaw Music Inc. (HI.HMC1910).