And then He created the perfect companion for Adam. Yes, surely, it was all very good!

Scripture: Genesis 2:19-25

ESV Text: Genesis 2:19-25


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 2
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

     21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 622:
The Voice that Breathed O’er Eden

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. The voice that breathed o’er Eden, 
That earliest wedding-day, 
The primal marriage blessing,– 
It hath not passed away. 
Still in the pure espousal 
Of Christian man and maid 
The Triune God is with us, 
The threefold grace is said. 

2. Be present, loving Father, 
To give away this bride 
As Thou gav’st Eve to Adam, 
A helpmeet at his side. 
Be present, Son of Mary, 
To join their loving hands 
As Thou didst bind two natures 
In Thine eternal bands. 

3. Be present, Holiest Spirit, 
To bless them as they kneel, 
As Thou for Christ, the Bridegroom, 
The heavenly Spouse dost seal. 
Oh, spread Thy pure wing o’er them, 
Let no ill power find place 
When onward to Thine altar 
Their hallowed path they trace. 

4. To cast their crowns before Thee 
In humble sacrifice, 
Till to the home of gladness 
With Christ’s own Bride they rise. 
To Father, Son, and Spirit, 
Eternal One and Three, 
As was and is forever, 
All praise and glory be. 


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