Sing We Now Of Eve, First Woman
Based on Genesis 2; 3:1-20
Recommended Tune: Picardy, a French carol, Chansons populaires des provinces de France (1860)
Meter: 87 87 87
Sing we now of Eve, first woman,
who continued history,
and for Adam was a helpmate
sharing his humanity.
She, the mother of the living:
earthling who bore progeny.
They took joy in one another.
They were made to be one flesh.
Then the crafty serpent told them:
"Eat the fruit and be refreshed.
You will not die; with open eyes
you will see God, and be blessed."
Eve relates the news to Adam
who has listened and has heard.
When he eats the food she offers
they both disobeyed God's word.
When confronted, hidden, naked,
they confess that they have erred.
Eve will know the pain of birthing;
Adam will toil every day.
Eve is blamed for starting sinning,
tempting him to disobey.
Driven from the garden, Adam
till his death must earn his pay.
From this rich and complex story ??
good and evil intertwined,
we see how man's domination
ends in sin, leaves us consigned
to express God's full intention:
harmony for humankind.
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