Friday, January 15, 2010

The Baptism of our Lord: Man's Inborn Sin Brings All to Naught

Who in this mercy hath not faith,
Nor aught therein discerneth,
Is yet in sin, condemned to death,
And fire that ever burneth;
His holiness avails him not,
Nor aught which he is doing;
His inborn sin brings all to naught,
And maketh sure his ruin;
Himself he cannot succor.

Christ, Unser Herr, zum Jordan Kam, Stanza 6

Special thanks to the original CyberHymnal at
for providing the lyrics that are in public domain.