Didst Thou Deceive
O earthly mother Eve,
The devil didst thou deceive...

He spoke in serpent tongue
And spoke to thee in lies;
And nigh the fruit there hung,
He tempted through thine eyes...

That day in Paradise,
Thou shouldst have looked away...
When sin he did disguise
And led thee then astray!

You saw the tree as good to eat
Fair to eye, a delight to behold...
It led to thine and Adam's defeat
And troubles from the serpent old      ––John Riedell

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