“Where were you?
Why did you delay?
If you had only been here –
He would have been saved.”*
“I have come in the fullness of time.
Lazarus shall not remain in the grave
His tomb only prefigures mine
And by it – more than Lazarus I will save.”
From Adam to Abraham, Abraham to David,
From David to Zerubbabel and beyond,**
We too like Lazarus – were dead in our sin
But by Jesus’s grave we have won.
August Bible Poem 12
Matthew 1, Luke 3**