“Lazarus, come forth”

“Lazarus, come forth”

Raising of Lazarus.

(The Gospel History, Section 83)

And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

The Raising of Lazarus by Bonifazio

“Lazarus, come forth”

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


They moved the stone:—He lifted eyes,
And gave the Father words of praise
That they about should realise
How God was with Him in His ways,—
Both in His hastenings and delays:
Then with authority He cried,
“Lazarus, come forth”: and through four days
Of distance heard he who had died:

Obedient came he forth in graveclothes bound and tied.

Whence came he? From some joy remote
Where his shy spirit scarce at ease
Looked on, as timid child will note
His elders’ games, wishing to please,
And getting easier by degrees:
Was’t thus with Lazarus out there?
As happy boys and girls, were these
Whose bliss he had come far to share?

And did he fond regards to his dear “living” spare?

St. John xi. 43, 44.

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