1. When Eden's joys would not suffice,
forbidden fruit did then entice,
and mortals paid a costly price --
they cast away the prize.
2. The instant taste of sweet delight
soon vanished from their present sight;
the day had turned to darkest night
before their very eyes.
3. The Maker's love is greater still
than all the strength of human will;
God led them through the dark until
the sun again could rise.
4. In God's good time, the Son arose,
to rescue us from evil's throes,
and grace's breeze now gently blows
again through Paradise.
5. Now praise the One whose tender care
embraces people everywhere,
that in God's goodness all may share;
we have regained the prize!