then light breaks into darkness;
the sky, the seas, and life—how wondrous!
here’s Eden, where God’s creatures roam;
see Adam and Eve in their glorious home.
he says, “You surely won’t die.”
A bite of the fruit reveals
now broken as sin enters in.
How will our Father restore
whose plan is perfect and true—
will bring new life to me and to you.
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