3738. 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.

Refrain
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,
Oh, you have not long to stay,
Be in time.
While God’s Spirit bids you come,
Sinner, do no longer roam,
Lest you seal your helpless doom,
Be in time. [Refrain]

3. Time is gliding swiftly by,
Death and judgment draweth nigh,
To the arms of Jesus fly,
Be in time.
Oh, I pray you count the cost,
Ere the fatal line be crossed,
And your soul in hell be lost,
Be in time. [Refrain]

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, and start for Heav’n tonight,
Be in time. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Life at best is very brief
Title: Life at Best Is Very Brief
Author: Anonymous
Refrain First Line: Be in time, be in time
Language: English
Source: Songs and Solos Used by the Christian Crusaders in Their Special Soul-Saving Work, by Milton K. Light (Worcester, Massachusetts: Headquarters of Christian Crusaders, 1892)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Life at best is very brief]
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1885)
Incipit: 12333 33135 55555
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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