In His time, in His time,
He makes all things beautful in His time.
Lord, please show me every day,
As You're teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say, in Your time.

In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring.
May each song I have to sing
Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.

Posted by Jon Daley on November 23, 2002, 10:00 pm | Read 37631 times
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I LOVE THAT SONG!!! THAT'S ONE OF MY AVOURITES!!! YAY!
Posted by Joy on April 22, 2005, 5:05 pm

I love this song very very much!
"He makes all things beautiful in His time"

Posted by Win on November 28, 2008, 8:24 pm

at what age did diane ball write this song in 1941?

Posted by mike on August 30, 2009, 5:12 pm

Where did you get that year from? I have it as 1978, but I suppose that is a copyright date with a publisher, so maybe it was written before that?

(interesting to note that our blog is the number 1 hit in google for "In His Time")

Posted by jondaley on September 3, 2009, 4:04 pm

I find the date it was posted much more meaningful than the date it was written... and yes, I noticed the google ranking too. I guess that shows one of google's weaknesses: the top hit is not necessarily the most informative.

Posted by Stephan on September 6, 2009, 3:33 am

May I have your permission to copy the words of this song in a book I am writing for Papua New Guinea? I will give your name and date with it.

Posted by Linda Harvey Kelley on October 8, 2009, 4:04 pm

You would have to talk with the copyright holder, which is not me. (and perhaps they wouldn't want me to publish it here either, but I usually figure people like their stuff published to further more interest in their work, but maybe that's just because I believe in open source)

Posted by jondaley on October 9, 2009, 2:15 pm

My suspicion is that people like their stuff published even better if you provide a link to where someone could buy their stuff.

That said, I'm not sure anyone's ever going to sue you over this blog post. The Wikipedia entry on Fair Use cites US law as follows:

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. 106 and 17 U.S.C. 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

You're probably in trouble with #3 but probably out of trouble with #4 - though with this blog entry near the top of Google on searches for "in his time diane ball" I might be wrong.

Now, if you are making money from this blog post, you're definitely in trouble - but I'll wager that making money off these lyrics was the furthest thing from your mind when you posted it.

Posted by Stephan on October 10, 2009, 5:28 am

I decided to check the lyrics of this song on net because the song kept on singing in my heart. I believe the Lord wants to do a beautiful thing in my life. I shall testify as soon as it happen.

It is such a beautiful song to minister to the Lord at my present situation.

God bless you.

Posted by Uzoamaka Agarry on April 8, 2010, 6:13 am

I was on staff at Springs of Living Water Conference Center when the Lord gave this song, melody and lyrics... it was in the 70's. Her father Cecil Cooper and wife Lillian were founders and directors of the Springs which later merged with YWAM. Diane was on her way to an Aglow meeting in Kelseyville, Ca.,...as speaker, was late, driving many miles, and she heard not only the melody but the words as she drove with her husband Jay. Later Marantha held a songwriters conference at the Springs and that is when they accepted her song and it has gone from there.

Posted by Jackie Bauman on June 22, 2011, 1:20 pm

In the 80s, I was visiting my daughter in Hawaii and Diane Ball was at a Bible Class that we attended at a friend's house. We were discussing our prayer requests and I told the group that I had been praying for my husband to stop drinking for about 23 years and I added that I would keep praying because God tells us in scripture "In an acceptable time have I heard you..", Isaiah, 49.8. Diane Ball picked up her guitar and said that was what I was thinking about when I wrote this song and she sang "In His time" for us. It was so beautiful and I often played it by the Maranatha Singers as I prayed. I would like to report that my husband stopped drinking in 1994 because the doctor told us that he would have a stroke if he didn't stop drinking. My husband told me that he remembered when I took care of his mother after she had a stroke in 1969 and he couldn't put me through that again. So, after drink heavily from 1959 to 1994, he has never had another drink to this day; it was the acceptable time God always keeps His promises.

Posted by Joann Miller on March 28, 2012, 2:07 pm

Thanks for that story Joann. It is sometimes hard to remember that God does keep his promises.

Posted by jondaley on March 30, 2012, 12:28 pm

My husband & I are looking to follow God's leading into pastoring in a church. I have been having a
hard time waiting. Just this morning God gave me some verses on waiting , trusting & being content in whatsoever state I am in. Later this song came to me. I found this blog as I looked for the words.

Posted by Melody on October 9, 2012, 11:56 am

Do you have any information about the history behind "In His Time," any story about why Diane Ball wrote the song? Thank you!

Posted by Janie on October 29, 2013, 12:22 pm

Janie, did you read Joann's comment above? It sounds like a pretty good source for your answer.

Posted by jondaley on October 29, 2013, 12:41 pm
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