Now Lazarus, of Bethany, fell ill to die
But on hearing the news, Jesus did not e'en try
To go to him for two days; when He went at last
From Jerusalem to Bethany, death had passed.
Martha, one of Lazarus' two sisters, came
To Him. Jesus told her "Your brother'll rise again",
And with the second sister, Mary, Jesus wept.
"Lazarus, come forth!" He cried, and he rose who slept!
The Pharisees, scared, wondered what next would befall,
While Caiaphas, the High Priest, said "one should die for all"!
From then the Pharisees on Jesu' death were bent,
So, cautious, to a city named Ephraim, He went.