The crowd outside were wailing and crying.
for the daughter of Jairus lay dying
Then some people came and said she was dead
and poor Jairus felt such sorrow and dread.
“Don’t be afraid she’ll be healed, ” Jesus said
as to the house of Jairus He was led.
To all the people as they mourned outside
“She is not dead but asleep, ” Jesus replied.
The crowd laughed at Him in their unbelief
wallowing in their deep sorrow and grief.
Then touching her hand as she lay on the bed
“Talitha cumi, ” The Lord Jesus said.
And as they gazed upon the young girls face
a resurrection miracle took place.
The life giving Spirit quickened her soul
and she stood before them alive and whole.
Those present were astonished and amazed
for Jairus’s daughter from death had been raised.
But The Lord Jesus told them not to tell
how the girl had been saved from death and hell.
*“Talitha cumi, ” means “Little girl, get up! ”
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Comments about this poem (“Talitha Cumi”* by Royston Allen )
Top 500 Poems
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Still I Rise
Edgar Allan Poe
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
William Ernest Henley