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Turn!Turn!Turn!


 

這幾天,在不同平台,有朋友孫女出生,有朋友外父去世,有朋友外母要拔掉 life support system,這令我想起由充滿人生智慧的聖經舊約傳道書為歌詞的六十年代民歌"Turn! Turn! Turn!"

此歌由民歌之父 Pete Seeger 作曲,給當時由Roger McGinn 及David Crosby組成的The Byrds 樂隊唱紅了。

此由聖經舊約歌詞的歌,也是60年代嬉皮士文化開創的重要歌曲。

Turn Turn Turn 歌詞
To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
A time to gather stones together

To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace
A time to refrain from embracing

To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late!

Turn, Turn Turn歌詞來自聖經舊約[傳道書]三章:

1。凡事都有定期,天下萬務都有定時
2。生有時,死有時,裁種有時,收割也有時
3。殺戮有時,醫治有時,拆毀有時,建造有時
4。哭有時,笑有時,哀慟有時,跳舞有時
5。拋擲石頭有時,堆聚石頭有時,懷抱有時,不懷抱有時
6。尋找有時,失落有時,保留有時,捨棄有時
7。撕裂有時,修補有時,靜默有時,言語有時
8。喜愛有時,恨惡有時,爭戰有時,和好有時
10。神叫世人勞苦,使他們在其中受經練
11。神造萬物,各按其時成為美好,又將永生安置在世人心裏

留意第11節最後一節。傳道書充滿智慧,據推斷是以色列繼承大衞王 King David 的兒子所羅門王 Solomon 所作,應該在三千年前(耶穌生前一千年)作。