Psalter manuscript

Catechism Song #13 – The Fall of Man


# Question Answer
31 What was the sin of our first parent? Eating the forbidden fruit
32 Who tempted them to this sin? The devil tempted Eve, and she gave the fruit to Adam
33 What befell our first parents when they had sinned? Instead of being holy and happy, they became sinful and miserable.


What in Eden’s lovely garden
Prompted our parents’ sin?
Forbidden fruit with poisoned root
And sinister creaturely spin
And sinister creaturely spin.

Who was open first between them
To the satanic lie?
‘Twas careless Eve that he deceived
Suggesting they would never die,
Suggesting they would never die.

Shunning duty, truth and beauty,
Misery then they knew;
In place of peace and happiness
Sharp briers and thorn-leaves grew
Sharp briers and thorn-leaves grew.

Steve Layfield

Share this with others: