“I am the Resurrection”

“I am the Resurrection”

Raising of Lazarus.

(The Gospel History, Section 83)

Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live.

“I am the Resurrection”

(The Saviour of the World, Vol V Book V Poem LXXVI)


How cold the comfort brought by hope
Of future good for present ill!
The mourner too could treasures ope
Of faith, religion,—vain to fill
Her empty heart: “I wait until
The last great resurrection shout
To see him if it be God’s will.”
We, faithless Mourner, bless that doubt

Which evoked the word, we may—nor live nor die without!

“I am the Resurrection, I, the Life:”—
Ah, blesséd woman, that thine ear,
Prepared by sorrow’s poignant strife,
Should first those words momentous hear!
Thou learn’dst,—the resurrection’s near;
Thou learn’dst,—the rising from the dead
Is all one act with living here
For who receives that word Christ said,—

“He who believes in Me, alive, through death is led.”

St. John xi. 24, 25.

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