As Long as There Is Time

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: McNICOL

Lyrics as Poetry

As long as there is time,
As long as there is time,
let us visit Christ,
let us serve Christ,
as long as there is time.As long as there is time,
As long as there is time,
let us feed Christ,
let us clothe Christ,
as long as there is time.As long as there is time,
As long as there is time,
let us welcome Christ,
let us honour Christ,
as long as there is time.As long as there is time,
As long as there is time,
in the word that’s Christ,
in the work that’s Christ,
as long as there is time.As long as there is time,
As long as there is time,
let us welcome Christ,
let us honour Christ,
as long as there is time.


Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1989 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Comments About Song

BY WALTER FARQUHARSON


The saints have always reminded us that when we are truly closest to God, we are closest to the world. Christians are sometimes so ‘heavenly-minded’ that they are of no earthly use.

Christ meets us in the neighbour, in the person who reaches out to us, in the person who needs our help. The person imprisoned by addiction is Christ. The person lost in depression is Christ. The lonely, the fearful, the grieving, the confused, the hungry, the battered, the homeless, the jobless, the refugee — all of these are Christ.

The opportunity we are given is to serve Christ. The gospel says that Jesus is here waiting, hoping, praying, yearning for our act of love, hungering for our commitment to justice.

We remember the story of the woman with the jar of expensive perfume which she poured out on Jesus’ feet. She then wiped his feet with her hair, all as a spontaneous act of love. She was criticized by the disciples who told her the money could have been spent on the poor. Jesus replied, “The poor you have always among you.” So often this is interpreted  as though Jesus was making a political or economic statement. But perhaps we should read this response as a commissioning. Each of us has the opportunity to serve Christ in the poor, the lonely, the oppressed. We are the hands and feet of Christ.


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AS LONG AS THERE IS TIME
One Verse with Final Ending
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Matthew 25:31-45
  • Mark 1:14-20
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51-58
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • BLESSING
  • BLESSING∶ benediction
  • Care, Caring
  • CHRIST
  • CHRISTIAN∶ life
  • Close of Worship
  • Discipleship
  • Outreach
  • Sending out
  • Service, Serving
  • Time, Seasons

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