Posted by: Author | September 4, 2015

Friday Facts- September 4, 2015- Ecclesiates Chapter 3:1-8 and a Rock Song

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reads as follows (King James Version as I love the language):

1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:

2. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up tat which is planted;

3. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to buildup;

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.

Pete Seegar was a singer/songwriter as well as an activist. He wrote the above song from these Bible verses when his publisher told him he couldn’t sell his protest songs. Click here for the whole story.


  1. I love this verse and need to remind myself to read it more often. Great Friday Fact.

    • Amen. Me too, Lavada. It’s def. a great verse.


  2. I love this song. Used to play it on my guitar years ago. I always thought I was born a decade too late, that I should have been a child of the 60’s, not the 70’s. Thanks for the walk down memory lane! TGIF!

    • ahhh, a hidden talent I didn’t know about- guitar! Awesome. AND I love, love 60s music. I listen all the time on Sirius and Accuradio.

  3. Love the Byrds, love 60s music…love the King James version. Never was a bible passage made into a better song.

    • Agreed!

  4. Always loved this song and the Byrds in general.

    • Same here, Flossie. I was a little kid in the 60s but love the music.


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