1 All mankind fell in Adam's fall,
one common sin infects them all;
from sire to son the bane descends,
and over all its 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!
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #260
|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|