Nothing like the life they had in Eden
Strangers to the place they knew so well
Dark and dreary veils the eye
The flowers fade and die
Sweat now stains the bread obtained from heaven
Callused hands must work the earthen plain
Time to settle in and pray
And await another day
Banished beneath the stars so far away

Left to reap what’s sown
In their valley home
Trusting He will come

Their daily dress reminds them of lost innocence
And growing old just speaks of dust that must return
Still their hearts have felt to sing
Since their eyes began to see
Together they take the bitter with the sweet


They await the Child of promise
To grace their flesh and blood
Like an unshaken anchor
They’re trusting He will come
To reconcile the exiled
And repair what they’ve undone
He will come–see Him come

Eye to eye
In the dazzling light
To hear the words “Well done”
Face to face
In the gathering place
Look again for them to come

Lyrics submitted by BtownMeggy, edited by kellycr

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    General Commentthis song has so many beautiful subtleties. like the line, "growing old just speaks of dust that must return," from the idea that adam was created from the dust of the earth and upon his death will once again be just dust. all in all, just fantastic songwriting by kenneth cope, and a truly beautiful representation of eden, adam, and eve.
    BtownMeggyon July 26, 2002   Link

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