Lazarus, Come Forth

I am the resurrection and the Life.  He that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live.

A certain man had died in the town of Bethany.  And Lazarus was his name.  The Bible says he was a  man that Jesus loved.  And his sisters thought it was a shame.  Mary and Martha longed for Jesus healing touch to come and raise their brother cause they loved that boy so much.  But Jesus had a plan not known to any man that would soon take away their pain.  They was waiting for Jesus to come and say, Lazarus, Lazarus, Lazarus Come Forth.

When he died he went to where the saints of God did stay in the holding place they lived beyond the tomb.  And there he saw Elijah, Moses, Samuel, even Ruth.  And all the others jammed up in a room.  He turned around and saw Ol' Gideon standin' by the door, he walked up and said, Hey brother , what's this group here for.  Well Giddie said, Well alright this is testimony night.  Have a seat man cause the meeting is starting soon.  While Mary and Martha just wanted to see, Lazarus, Lazarus, Lazarus Come forth.

Moses shook his stick said now this meeting come to order.  Can I get a witness for the Lord tonight.  Abraham kicked it off said I want y'all know that I new him.  He gave a child to my barren wife.  Isaac waived his hand said Hey daddy I knew him too.  Jacob jumped up says Amen Grandpa, preach it.  Old dignified Solomon I started to teach it.  Ezekiel said I knew him as a wheel within a wheel.  Job said man he healed me when I was almost dead.  Sampson said I knew him when some Phillistines tried to jump me.  I took a donkey jawbone and busted a few heads.  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego said We knew him in the fiery furnace.  Jonah said man he gave me a second chance.  Daniel cried out I knew him in a hungry den of lions.  The Holy Ghost hit King David.  He just started to dance.  Lazarus got so excited.  He shouted hey I knew him too.  Moses put down his stick said hey who's the new kid.  Needless to say the room got real quiet when Lazarus said But I knew him in a way you all never did.  You see man I walked with him and talked with him.  I saw how his teachings awed the crowds.  Those famous tears of compassion I could actually see.  He used to come over to my house after church and my sisters would make him dinner.  And every month I even supported his ministry.  You see man I watched him confront the Pharisees.  I was there when he fed the five thousand.  I heard the people gasp when he healed the lame.  You see man I even remember the littlest things.  The things that most folks would forget.  Like the simple, loving way He'd just call my name.  Up at the grave stone rolled away with a loud voice Jesus started to say, Lazarus.  You see it just seems like yesterday I could hear that many saying my name, Lazarus.  As a matter of fact it seemed like today, Lazarus.  Excuse me brothers I think I hear him calling me now.

Lazarus.  Jesus.  Lazarus...Jesus.  Lazarus...Jesus.  Lazarus...Jesus.  Lazarus...Hey Jesus.  Lazarus, Come forth.  Come forth, I command you, come forth.  Jesus said, Lazarus, Lazarus, Lazarus, Come forth.  Like he was saying, sickness be healed.  Mountains be moved.  When he said, Lazarus come forth.  Mary don't weep.  Martha don't moan.  Here come your boy Comin' Forth.

He that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live.

 Source:  Musixmatch; Songwriters:  Carman Licciardello; Lazarus Come Forth lyrics @ Bravo and Encore Music