He was just outside of Bethlehem on the way to help a friend
When Martha came to meet him and she said
If only you had been here Master, he would be alive
But it's hopeless now – Lazarus is dead!
Jesus heard her tell of death but he spoke to her of life
And received the news as if he hadn't known
He said: Anyone who follows me will never really die
Just believe in me and take away the stone!
Take away the stone – I am the resurrection
Open the door and see God glorified
Take away the stone – I am the Life victorious
Open the door to the miracle inside.
Everyone has known at times how Martha felt that day
Defeated and surrounded by despair
Oh but when you walk with God you know there's always hope
Just because he's there.
Whenever you're in trouble and you don't know where to turn
And try to fight your problems on your own
Remember Jesus works today just as he did then
Just believe in him and take away the stone!
Take away the stone - he is the Resurrection
Open the door, let faith rise up in you
Take away the stone – He knows no limitation
Open the door. Let your miracle come through!
(We recorded this song in 1980 in our Rufaro days - sadly, I don't know who wrote the lyrics. Our producer had been to the USA and just said he had the perfect song for us. I still remember the almost overwhelming sense of victory when we sang it for the first time!)