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Heidelberg Catechism | Set to Rhyme & Music | Aart Blokhuis | May 19/11 |
Melody: Geneva, 1542/1543 (Psalm 22/Hymn 25 BOP “My God, O why have you forsaken me? / Who has believed our message”)
Lord’s Day 3 in Song
HOW WERE WE MADE?
1.)Did God create man wicked and perverse?
No, man was made to rule His universe
To praise and honour Him with lofty verse
God’s their Creator.
In righteousness and holiness He made them
To dwell with Him eternally and praise Him
And love the Lord with all their inward being
2.) From where, then, did man’s depraved nature rise?
Through both, Adam and Eve, in paradise
Their disobedience became Satan’s prize
Inclined to evil.
Unable to do good, through sin affected
Corrupt, inclined to all what’s wrong, infected
Conceived and born through whom sin is detected
3.) Unless we are through Grace made new again,
By God’s own Holy Spirit, washed from stain,
Our only source and hope entrance to gain
All, without merit.
How great God’s love! We are regenerated,
Mankind rejoice! Praise Him who’s venerated,
He’ll never leave you or forsake, as stated,
Then, do His will.
Copied from Book of Praise Anglo Genevan Psalter
Lord’s Day 3
- Q. Did God, then, create man so wicked and perverse?
No, on the contrary,
God created man good1 and in his image,2
that is, in true righteousness and holiness,3
so that he might rightly know God his Creator,4
heartily love him,
and live with him in eternal blessedness
to praise and glorify him.5
1 Gen 1:31. 2 Gen 1:26, 27.
3 Eph 4:24. 4 Col 3:10. 5 Ps 8.
- Q. From where, then, did man’s depraved nature come?
From the fall and disobedience of our first parents,
Adam and Eve, in Paradise,1
for there our nature became so corrupt2
that we are all conceived and born in sin.3
1 Gen 3. 2 Rom 5:12, 18, 19.
3 Ps 51:5.
- Q. But are we so corrupt that we are totally unable to do any good and inclined to all evil?
Yes,1 unless we are regenerated
by the Spirit of God.2
1 Gen 6:5; 8:21; Job 14:4; Is 53:6.
2 Jn 3:3-5.