"To every thing there is a season"
Words by King Solomon; music by Pete Seeger. In 1959 folk singer Pete Seeger put these words to music with the title “Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season),” and in 1965 the song as recorded by the rock band The Byrds became a #1 hit. The only words Seeger added to those from Ecclesiastes were the title and a last line: “a time for peace, I swear it's not too late.” Solomon reminds us that God appoints a time for everything and everything happens according to his plan.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.