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 Thro' 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 tho'ts 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 powers:
May grace our every way attend
Until we reach our journey's end!
|First Line:||All mankind fell in Adam's fall|
|Title:||All Mankind Fell in Adam's Fall|
|Author:||Lazarus Spengler (1524, cento)|
|Translator:||Matthias Loy (1880, alt.)|
|Topic:||Faith and Justification|
|Name:||WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN|
|Source:||"Genevan Psalter," 1547|
|Music for a Celebration, Set 4|