To Say Goodbye
Words by John Kilpatrick, inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1 et seq.

For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under the sun.
       A time to work, and a time to play;
       A time to soldier on, and a time to call it a day;
A time to be serious, and a time to have fun.

For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under the stars.
       A time to be harsh, and a time to be kind;
       A time to be troublesome, and a time to put troubles behind;
A time for Venus, and a time for Jupiter and Mars.

For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under the sky.
       A time to stay, and a time to go;
       A time to say Yes, and a time to say No;
A time to laugh, and a time to cry;
A time to sing, and a time to say goodbye.

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Suggested alternative to the last two lines (though the musical rhythm would have to be adapted slightly)

A time to laugh, and a time for a tear in the eye;
A time to live, and a time to say goodbye.