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I do not know how Adam's sin

I do not know how Adam's sin

Author: Helen H. Lemmel
Tune: [I do not know how Adam's sin]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. I do not know how Adam’s sin
Lives on in you and me,
Nor how it causes all the wrong
And sorrow that we see.

But I read it in God’s Word, and I believe it;
Yes, I believe it, fully believe it!
I read it in God’s Word, and I believe it,
And that is all I need to do.

2. I do not know how God could give
Unto a maiden fair,
His holy Son, in Bethl’hem born,
His bed a manger bare. [Refrain]

3. I do not know how God could lay
My sins upon His Son,
Nor how, on Calv’ry’s cross, for me
He perfect pardon won. [Refrain]

4. I do not know how God could call
His Son from out the grave,
Nor how that way to me His
Everlasting life He gave. [Refrain]

5. I do not know how Jesus’ blood
Can cleanse my heart from sin,
Nor how, by faith, in ev’ry fight
The vict’ry I may win. [Refrain]

6. I do not know how one day He
Can come to earth again,
Nor how like Him I shall be made,
And ever with Him reign.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2769

Author: Helen H. Lemmel

Born: November 14, 1863, Wardle, England. Died: November 1, 1961, at her home in Seattle, Washington. Buried: Lemmel was cremated, but her final resting place is unknown to us. Daughter of a Methodist minister, Helen emigrated from England with her family to America when she was 12 years old. They first settled in Mississippi, then relocated to Wisconsin. She moved to Seattle in 1904, and for three years was music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. While interviewing German singer Ernestine Schumann-Hein, Helen was persuaded to go to Europe. A gifted singer, she studied music in Germany for four years. Upon her return to America, she began giving concerts and traveling on the Chautauqua circuit. Eventually, she became a vocal m… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I do not know how Adam's sin
Author: Helen H. Lemmel
Refrain First Line: But I read it in God's word



The Cyber Hymnal #2769
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The Cyber Hymnal #2769

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