The World In Condemnation Lay


The world in condemnation lay,
And death, from Adam reigning,
O’er man maintain’d remorseless sway,
While sin his soul enchaining,
Foredoom’d the second death to all
That shared the ruins of the fall;
But Christ’s triumphant mission
Redeem’d us from perdition.

Then round His manger let us throng,
Attend Him in temptation,
Carry our cross with joy along
His path of tribulation;
With Him to Olivet retire,
On Calvary at His feet expire;
Then, on Mount Zion seated,
Our bliss shall be completed.

Sacred Poems and Hymns