Adam descended from above,
Federal Head of all mankind,

Adam descended from above,
Federal Head of all mankind,
The covenant of redeeming love
In thee let every sinner find.

Its Surety, thou alone hast paid
The debt we to thy Father owed;
For the whole world atonement made.
And sealed the pardon with thy blood

Thee, the paternal grace divine
A universal blessing gave,
A light in every heart to shine,
A Saviour every soul to save.

Light of the Gentile world, appear!
Command the blind thy rays to see;
Our darkness chase, our sorrows cheer,
And set thy plaintive prisoners flee.

Me, me, who still in darkness sit,
Shut up in sin and unbelief,
Bring forth out of this hellish pit,
This dungeon of despairing grief:

Open mine eyes the Lamb to know,
Who bears the general sin away;
And to my ransomed spirit show
The glories of eternal day.

 

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