1 God to Adam came in Eden,
heaven flowered at his feet;
all creation sang together,
new-born man on earth to greet.
   Stars beaming bright,
   still of the night,
   cry of an angel,
   splendour of light
   shining on Bethlehem:
   God is in Bethlehem!

2 Eve to Adam came in Eden,
nature blossomed at their side;
bound in love and blessed in union,
perfect man and purest bride.

3 Sin to Adam came in Eden,
heaven sorrowed in its heart;
tears of grief its garden drowning,
thorns of death in every part.

4 God to us has come, a saviour,
grace to sinners on the earth;
shepherds greet the infant Jesus,
God and man in virgin birth.

Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
© Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns
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