Plenty of Time

By Clay McLean

I got up on Sunday morning, went to the church at ten,

I listened to the words that I’d heard time and time again

The preacher spoke of sinful lives; it seemed he spoke of mine

But I was young ‘and thought’ that I had plenty of time


Plenty of time to decide where I’m bound

To eternal darkness or to a heavenly crown

I’m just a young man not yet in my prime

So I’ll just wait, I’ve got plenty of time


I walked on down life’s pathway, living as I wished to live

Out to beat the other fellow, out to get what life could give

Making money is not sinful; having fun is not a crime

So I’ll just wait ‘because I know’ I’ve got plenty of time


Before I knew what happened life’s scenes had passed away

And millions stood before God’s throne for it was Judgment Day

Now eternal darkness beckons me, and the name it calls is mine

But “I thought I had plenty of time?”


Eternity waits – I’ve got plenty of time

To think of all the days Christ could have been mine

My life is over; earth’s days are left behind

And here am I – I’ve got plenty of time

Now I’ve got nothing but plenty of time!


Luke 12:19-20: “And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”’  “But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’”


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