There's time enough yet; there's time enough yet

There's time enough yet; there's time enough yet

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [There's time enough yet]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “There’s time enough yet! there’s time enough yet!”
(Is the song of youth to-day,)
“For I want my life, which is scarce begun,
To be glad and free and gay,
Let me taste awhile of the joys of earth,
Of its pleasures first partake,
When I’ve older grown I will seek the Lord,
And the paths of sin forsake.”

Refrain:
Then turn to the Lord, while ’tis called to-day,
Lest this be thy vain regret,
That my soul is lost, and my life is wrecked
On the rock of “time enough yet.”

2 “There’s time enough yet! there’s time enough yet!”
And the cares of life press hard,
While the brow is furrow’d with anxious lines
And the hands with toil are scarr’d;
“I must fill my place in this busy world,
I must meet life’s stern demands;
When my work is done, I will then find time
To obey my Lord’s commands.” [Refrain]

3 “There’s time enough yet! there’s time enough yet!”
And the years glide swiftly by,
While the sun sinks low in the crimson west,
And the night is drawing nigh;
“I am weary now and must rest awhile,
There’ll be time enough to pray;”
But the rest he takes is the sleep of death,
And his soul is lost for aye. [Refrain]

4 “There’s time enough yet! there’s time enough yet!”
’Tis the tempter’s subtle snare;
’Tis the rock on which many lives are wreck’d,
Going down in dark despair.
There is time for pleasure and time for work,
And for wealth to seek and hoard,
But alas! alas! for the deathless soul
With no time to seek the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #70

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's time enough yet; there's time enough yet
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Then turn to the Lord while 'tis called today

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory Songs #d236
Songs of Christian Service #46Page Scan
The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #116Page Scan
The Old Story in Song #70TextAudioPage Scan
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