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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

When Adam was created he dwelt in Eden's shade

When Adam was created he dwelt in Eden's shade

Author: William H. Bozarth (1818)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When Adam was created,
He dwelt in Eden's shade;
As Moses has related,
Before a bride was made.
Ten thousand times ten thousand,
Of creatures swarmed around,
Before a bride was formed,
Or any mate was found.

2 He had not consolation,
But seemed as one alone,
Till, to his admiration,
He found he'd lost a bone.
This woman was not taken
From Adam's head, we know;
And she must not rule o'er him,
It's evidently so.

3 This woman, she was taken
From near to Adam's heart,
By which we are directed
That they should never part.
The book that's called the Bible,
Be sure you don't neglect;
For in every sense of duty,
It will you both direct.

4 The woman is commanded
To do her husband's will,
In every thing that's lawful,
Her duty to fulfill.
Great was his exultation,
To see her by his side;
Great was his elevation
To have a loving bride.

5 This woman, she was taken
From under Adam's arm;
And she must be protected
From injury and harm.
This woman was not taken
Form Adam's feet, we see;
And she must not be abused,
The meaning seems to be.

6 The husband is commanded
To love his loving bride;
And live as does a Christian,
And for his house provide.
The woman is commanded
Her husband to obey,
In every thing that's lawful,
Until her dying day.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #115

Author: William H. Bozarth

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First Line: When Adam was created he dwelt in Eden's shade
Author: William H. Bozarth (1818)



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The Sacred Harp #115

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