1 All mankind fell in Adam's fall;
one common sin infects us all.
From one to all the curse descends,
and over all God's wrath impends.
2 Through all our pow'rs corruption creeps
and us in dreadful bondage keeps;
in guilt we draw our infant breath
and reap 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 were justified by grace.
6 We thank you, Christ; new life is ours,
new light, new hope, new strength, new pow'rs.
This grace our ev'ry way attend
until we reach our journey's end.
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #556
|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|