One person’s sin changed every life;
When Adam strayed, we too were lost.
The world soon filled with death and strife
And every person bears the cost.
Not satisfied with what you gave,
Your people sought to be like you.
Those early humans disobeyed—
Their story is our story, too.
Then, God, in love you sent your Son,
For as in Adam we did fall,
So through the faithfulness of One,
Salvation was your gift to all.
O God, we’ve seen what death can do,
And now with joy we know rebirth.
In Jesus Christ, you make us new
And give your life for all the earth.
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19
Tune: William Batchelder Bradbury, 1849. Harm. The Hymnbook, 1955.
Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.