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    "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."


    Fairest flowers soon decay,
    Youth and beauty pass away;
    O you have not long to stay,
    Be in time!

    While the Spirit bids you come,
    Sinner, do no longer roam,
    Lest you seal your hopeless doom,
    Be in time!


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

    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 receive His life tonight,
    Be in time!

    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.



    Hymns # 1043 LSM (used without permission)
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    24 Oct '07 03:58
    Originally posted by jaywill
    [b]
    "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."


    Fairest flowers soon decay,
    Youth and beauty pass away;
    O you have not long to stay,
    Be in time!
    ...[text shortened]...
    Be in time.



    Hymns # 1043 LSM (used without permission)[/b]
    Where are the chords?
  3. Standard memberNemesio
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    24 Oct '07 03:591 edit
    Originally posted by jaywill
    [b]
    "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."


    Fairest flowers soon decay,
    Youth and beauty pass away;
    O you have not long to stay,
    Be in time!
    ...[text shortened]...
    Be in time.



    Hymns # 1043 LSM (used without permission)[/b]
    How poetically insipid! How theologically insulting!
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    24 Oct '07 08:571 edit
    If anyone thought that "God is love" before reading that hymn, they'd probably have a different opinion after reading that hymn. (Assuming that they actually were persuaded by the hymn, which isn't likely.)
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    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    If anyone thought that "God is love" before reading that hymn, they'd probably have a different opinion after reading that hymn. (Assuming that they actually were persuaded by the hymn, which isn't likely.)
    Do you assume that "God's love" requires that He allow us to carry out our iniquites forever without any limit?

    Is that your concept of "God's love," that the "Ultimate Permissivist" allow us to be emboldened to transgress without any sense that time will run out?

    Do you take Him for a fool? So you grow bolder and bolder to transgress because judgment is delayed forever. And if God does not let you know when your last chance to repent and receive salvation comes, Oh, that is not very loving of God?

    How warped and twisted of you to say the hymn does not reflect any love of God.

    "Seek the Lord while He can be found. Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts. And let them return to the Lord. And He will abundantly pardon."

    The sinner should seek the Lord while the Lord is near and repent of his whole twisted way of thinking to receive forgiveness and healing.
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    24 Oct '07 10:101 edit
    Nemesio,

    =====================================
    How poetically insipid! How theologically insulting!
    =====================================

    How shallow of you and typical.

    You never read any parables out of the mouth of Jesus about the importance of being in time to be saved?

    In the parable of the rich man who stored away his belongings and assumed he had a long life to enjoy his accumulation, the Lord Jesus said "Thou fool, tonight shall your soul be required of you." Its in the gospel of Luke.

    He was warned to be in time. So the hymn has a strong theological basis. If you find it insulting that is your own rebellious problem.
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    24 Oct '07 17:051 edit
    Originally posted by jaywill
    How warped and twisted of you to say the hymn does not reflect any love of God.
    I'll gladly join the 'shallow' group on this one.

    Somber threats of permanently-shut gates, hopeless doom, death and judgment, losing one's soul in hell? Seriously, now. That sounds as morbid as a horror flick. Is this what you call 'love'?

    Warped and twisted, indeed.
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    24 Oct '07 17:223 edits
    Originally posted by serigado
    Where are the chords?
    A diminished through the whole thing sounds pretty good. Then resolve it to Dbm7 at the very end.
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    24 Oct '07 18:08
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    A diminished through the whole thing sounds pretty good. Then resolve it to Dbm7 at the very end.
    No it doesn't. You don't play diminished chords through the whole music. They're mainly used to make transitions between different tones in more complex musics. Resolving to Dbm7? Why not to Bm7 to make the key a lot more simple? But I prefer to end it in a 7M.

    I'd bet in a C F G or Dm Am E for the casual religious listener to grasp the melody at first. Religious guys tend not to be very eclectic, musically speaking.
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    24 Oct '07 18:196 edits
    Originally posted by serigado
    You don't play diminished chords through the whole music.
    You do if they're about "hopeless doom," "decay" and "judgment." Jeez, learn some music theory.

    The transitional function of diminished chords is a perfect representation of the text's roaming sinners and souls in hell.

    Save the major I-IV-V stuff for Jesus Loves Me.

    Nemesio, what do you vote for?

    1) Adim to Dbm7
    2) Adim to Bm7
    3) C F G
    4) Dm Am E
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    24 Oct '07 18:49
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    You do if they're about "hopeless doom," "decay" and "judgment." Jeez, learn some music theory.

    The transitional function of diminished chords is a perfect representation of the text's roaming sinners and souls in hell.

    Save the major I-IV-V stuff for Jesus Loves Me.

    Nemesio, what do you vote for?

    1) Adim to Dbm7
    2) Adim to Bm7
    3) C F G
    4) Dm Am E
    I vote on chanting it. Have the sopranos and tenors sing F# and the altos and basses sing C
    without variation.

    Such treatment would be commensurate with the quality and content of the text.

    Nemesio
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    24 Oct '07 18:53
    Originally posted by Nemesio
    Have the sopranos and tenors sing F# and the altos and basses sing C
    without variation.
    A diminished! I knew it!
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    24 Oct '07 19:001 edit
    Originally posted by jaywill
    You never read any parables out of the mouth of Jesus about the importance of being in time to be saved?

    In the parable of the rich man who stored away his belongings and assumed he had a long life to enjoy his accumulation, the Lord Jesus said [b]"Thou fool, tonight shall your soul be required of you."
    Its in the gospel of Luke.

    He was warned to be in time. So the hymn has a strong theological basis. If you find it insulting that is your own rebellious problem.[/b]

    Wow. You've totally misread that parable. That story is about how focusing on the corporeal
    to the exclusion of the spiritual is a poor idea, not about faith or damnation. How pathetic!
    There were at least seven other citations that you could have picked that would have been about
    a thousand times more appropriate. Your monster-god viewpoint colors your interpretation of
    even the most lucid of parables. Nice cult mindset, I suppose.

    Anyway, read your garbage-dump poem and compare with this one, which takes a similar
    theological position. Why don't you sing this text (by Charles Wesley)?

    Terrible thought! shall I alone—
    Who may be saved—Shall I
    Of all, alas! whom I have known,
    Through sin for ever die?

    While all my old companions dear,
    With whom I once did live,
    Joyful at God’s right hand appear,
    A blessing to receive.

    Shall I, amidst a ghastly band,
    Dragged to the judgment seat,
    Far on the left with horror stand,
    My fearful doom to meet?

    Ah, no! I still may turn and live,
    For still His wrath delays;
    He now vouchsafes a kind reprieve,
    And offers me His grace.

    I will accept His offers now,
    From every sin depart,
    Perform my oft-repeated vow
    And render Him my heart.

    I will improve what I receive,
    The grace through Jesus giv’n;
    Sure, if with God on earth I live,
    To live with Him in Heav’n.


    Nemesio
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    24 Oct '07 22:03
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    You do if they're about "hopeless doom," "decay" and "judgment." Jeez, learn some music theory.

    The transitional function of diminished chords is a perfect representation of the text's roaming sinners and souls in hell.

    Save the major I-IV-V stuff for Jesus Loves Me.

    Nemesio, what do you vote for?

    1) Adim to Dbm7
    2) Adim to Bm7
    3) C F G
    4) Dm Am E
    ehehe
    It's going to be a creepy stuff, I start to like it.
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    Originally posted by jaywill
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    Isn't that a sin?
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