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There is a time for waking

There is a time for waking

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [There is a time for waking and for sleeping]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. There is a time for waking and for sleeping,
A time for warring and a time for peace;
A time for sowing, and a time for reaping,
A time for toil, a time when toil must cease.

A time of rest will come to hearts grown weary,
A time of praise to those that grieve and sigh,
A time of joy to those whose lives are dreary,
The Lord’s good time is coming by and by.

2. A time for pain, a time for shadeless pleasures,
A time for shadows and a time for light;
A time to lose, a time to find our treasures,
A time for faith, a time for perfect sight. [Refrain]

3. A time for tears, a time for rapt’rous greeting,
A time for exile and a time for home;
A time for parting, and a time for meeting,
Trust on! The Lord’s good time will surely come. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3888

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a time for waking
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: A time of rest will come


The Cyber Hymnal #3888
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