1 Creation fell in Adam’s fall;
one common sin infects us all.
With sin came death; its reign descends,
and over all its curse impends.
2 Through human power corruption creeps;
and all 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
seeks not nor finds it heavenly 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 people fell
and, born in sin, were doomed to hell,
so by one Man, who took our place,
we all redeive the gift of grace.
6 In Jesus Christ, new life is ours--
new life, new hope, new strength, new powers.
His triumph over death is sure;
his gift of love and grace endure.