Nursery Rhymes

Lazarus

Lazarus Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "As it fell out upon one day, Rich Divès made a feast" as the first line of the hymn. The author of the lyrics and name of the composer of the music that accompanies the "Lazarus" hymn have been lost over time and are therefore unknown, but continue to be enjoyed by members of the Church. The classic lyrics  of the hymn provide a Christian message of zthemez.  We have placed "Lazarus" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Lazarus Hymn
Title: Lazarus *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Lazarus
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Unknown
Themes: The themes in the lyrics are zthemez
Nationality of Author: Unknown
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "As it fell out upon one day, Rich Divès made a feast"
First Publication Date: Unknown

Lazarus Lyrics

As it fell out upon one day,
Rich Divès made a feast,
And he invited all his friends,
And gentry of the best.

Then Lazarus laid him down and down
And down at Divès' door:
"Some meat and drink, brother, Diverus,
Bestow upon the poor."

"Thou'rt none of my brothers, Lazarus,
That liest begging at my door;
No meat, nor drink will I give thee,
Nor bestow upon the poor."

Then Lazarus laid him down and down,
All under Divès' wall:
"Some meat, some drink, brother Diverus,
For hunger starve I shall."

"Thou'rt none of my brothers, Lazarus,
That liest begging at my gate;
No meat, no drink will I give thee,
For Jesus Christ His sake."

Then Divès sent out his hungry dogs,
To bite him as he lay;
They hadn't the power to bite one bite,
But licked his sores away.

Then Divès sent to his merry men,
To worry poor Lazarus away;
They'd not the power to strike one stroke,
But flung their whips away.

As it fell out upon one day,
Poor Lazarus sickened and died;
There came two angels out of Heaven,
His soul therein to guide.

"Rise up! rise up! brother Lazarus,
And go along with me;
For you've a place prepared in Heaven,
To sit on an angel's knee."

As it fell out upon one day,
Rich Divès sickened and died;
There came two serpents out of hell,
His soul therein to guide.

"Rise up! rise up! brother Diverus,
And come along with me;
There is a place provided in hell
For wicked men like thee."

Then Divès looked up with his eyes
And saw poor Lazarus blest;
"Give me one drop of water, brother Lazarus,
To quench my flaming thirst."

"O, was I now but alive again
The space of one half hour!
O, that I had my peace again
Then the devil should have no power."

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