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5. When Jesus heard the tidings And in the distant land,
So timely did He travel To jine the mourning band.
6. When Mary saw Him coming, She met Him on the way And told Him how her brother Had died and passed away.
7. When Marthy saw Him coming, She run and met Him too, And at His feet a-weeping
He hushed the tide of woe.
8. He cheered them and He blessed them, He told them not to weep
For in Him was the power To raise him from his sleep.
9. He rolled away the cover, And looked into the grave, And prayed unto His Father His loving friend to save.
1 o. And Lazarus with full power Come from the gloomy morn; With holy strength and vigor He walked upon the ground.
11. Now, friends, if you love Jesus, And do His holy will
Like Mary and like Marthy, He'll always love you still.
12.  In death He will redeem us And bring us to the sky; For sorrow never enters Nor pleasure never die.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III