Author: Carol Bechtel; Fred Pratt Green Meter: 188.8.131.52 Appears in 6 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 1 - 2 Lyrics: 1 What Adam’s disobedience cost,
let Holy Scripture say:
ourselves estranged, an Eden lost,
and then a judgment day: each day a judgment day.
2 An ark of mercy rode the flood,
but we, where waters swirled,
rebuilt, impatient of the good,
another fallen world: an unrepentant world.
3 A little child is Adam’s heir,
is Adam’s hope and Lord,
sing joyful carols everywhere,
that Eden is restored: in Jesus is restored.
4 Regained is Adam’s blessedness:
the angels sheathe their swords;
in joyful carols all confess
the kingdom is the Lord’s: the glory is the Lord’s!
5 Renewed, restored we look ahead
to glimpse that glorious day
when in the new Jerusalem
all griefs will pass away. “Amen. Hallelujah!” Topics: Biblical Names and Places Eden; Church Year Christmas; Fall and the Human Condition; God's Judgment; Jesus Christ King Used With Tune: DETROIT
What Adam's Disobedience Cost