The above Bible verses are from a story Jesus told, which Christians refer to as The Rich Man and Poor Lazarus. Lazarus was a begger who sat outside of the rich man's house. He was apparently ill and not able to work, because Jesus tells us in verses 20 and 21, he was covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table...The beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham;s side [Heaven]. Jesus goes on to tell that the rich man died also and went to hell, "Where he was in torment" (Vs. 23). The rich man begs Abraham to have pity on him and send Lazarus to him to cool his tongue from the fires of hell. In verses 25 and 26 above, we hear Abraham's answer to the rich man's plea.
There is a popular country song I hear on the radio. The rhythm and melody is such that it makes me want to sing along. The problem is, that as I sing along, the words I am singing make me feel uncomfortable.
The words go something like this:
By Kristeen - To God be the Glory!