Scripture Verse

As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 128. Co­rupt na­ture from Ad­am.

Music: Grä­fen­berg Jo­hann Crü­ger, Prax­is Pi­e­ta­tis Me­li­ca, 1647 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann Crüger
(1598–1662)

Lyrics

Blest with the joys of innocence,
Adam our father stood,
Till he debased his soul to sense,
And ate th’unlawful food.

Now we are born a sensual race,
To sinful joys inclined;
Reason has lost its native place,
And flesh enslaves the mind.

While flesh, and sense, and passion reigns,
Sin is the sweetest good;
We fancy music in our chains,
And so forget the load.

Great God! renew our ruined frame,
Our broken powers restore,
Inspire us with a heav’nly flame,
And flesh shall reign no more.

Eternal Spirit! write Thy law
Upon our inward parts,
And let the second Adam draw
His image on our hearts.