The Infant King

I - Genesis iii

  1. For Eden's tree Calvary's cross;
    For what man knew Our Lord knew pain:
    The tree of life, the tree of death
    He gathered what the world had sown.
  2. For honeyed apples bitter gall
    For what man gorged Our Lord took none:
    The food of life, the food of death
    He offered what the world had strewn.
  3. For comely Eve a virgin pure
    For what man ravished Christ was born:
    The seed of life, the seed of death
    She cherished what the world would scorn.
  4. For Satan's serpent Yahweh's lamb
    For what man flattered He was torn:
    The source of life, the death of death;
    He conquered what the world had hewn.