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From the November 1939 issue of The Christian Science Journal

AT the edge of the little town of Bethany in old Judea there once gathered a group of people mourning the passing of their friend Lazarus, who had died, so it seemed, because Jesus had come too late to heal him of his illness. When his two sisters learned that the Master was coming, they hastened in turn to him with this lament:: "Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.