491. All Mankind Fell in Adam's Fall

1 All mankind fell in Adam's fall,
One common sin infects them all;
From sire to son the bane descends,
And over all the curse impends.

2 Through all man's pow'rs corruption creeps
And him in dreadful bondage keeps;
In guilt he draws his infant breath
And reaps its fruits of woe and death.

3 From hearts depraved, to evil prone,
Flow thoughts and deeds of sin alone;
God's image lost, the darkened soul
Nor seeks nor finds its heav'nly goal.

4 But Christ, the second Adam, came
To bear our sin and woe and shame,
To be our Life, our Light, our Way,
Our only Hope, our only Stay.

5 As by one man all mankind fell
And, born in sin, was doomed to hell,
So by one Man, who took our place,
We all received the gift of grace.

6 We thank Thee, Christ; new life is ours,
New light, new hope, new strength, new pow'rs:
May grace our ev'ry way attend
Until we reach our journey's end!

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First Line: All mankind fell in Adam's fall
Title: All Mankind Fell in Adam's Fall
German Title: Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt
Author: L. Spengler, 1479-1536
Translator: M. Loy, 1828-1915
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 87 87 66 667
Topic: Law and Gospel; Trinity 18
Language: English
Notes: Hymn text, suggested tune WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN
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