(based on Luke 8: 40-56)
(Sung to the tune ‘Miss Polly had a dolly’)
Jairus had a daughter who was sick, sick, sick
So he called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
He knocked on the door with a rat-a- tat-tat.
Doc. looked at the girl and he shook his head
I’m sorry poor Jairus, she’s almost dead
Best call for the mourners to help you through
There’s nothing much more that I can do!
Jairus heard that Jesus was passing by
He’d heard Jesus healed, so he thought he’d try.
I’ll go ask Jesus to come quick, quick, quick
My only daughter is so very sick.
A crowd of people was pressing in
Jairus saw Jesus speaking so he ran to him
He called out Jesus, please don’t stand by
Lord help my girl, she’s about to die!
They ran to the house where the young girl lay
Jesus called to the crowd she’s just asleep OK?
Wake up young girl, get up and eat
Her eyes opened slowly, she rose to her feet.
Though Jesus clearly told us not to tell
We rejoice and praise God, for my daughter’s well!
© Words Don Stott http://eliab.com 2011
New Testament story