God made Adam out of dust, but thought it wise to make me first.
So I was made before the man, to answer God’s most holy plan.
My body He did make complete, but without arms, legs, or feet.
My ways and acts He did control, yet I was made without a soul.
A living being I became; and Adam gave to me my name.
When from Adam I withdrew, I never more of Adam knew.
I did my Master’s laws obey; from them I never went astray.
Thousands of miles I roam each year, but seldom on earth do I appear.
But God did something in me see, and put a living soul in me;
A soul from me my God did claim, and took from me that soul again.
And when from me that soul had fled, I was the same as when first made.
And without hands, feet, or soul, I travel now from pole to pole.
I labor hard both day and night, to many men I give great light.
Thousands of people both young and old, may by my death light behold.
And though I have both skin and bone, I have no land to call my own.
To heaven I shall never go, not to the grave nor hell below.
Now as these lines my friends, you read, just search the scriptures with great heed. For that my name is recorded there, I honestly now to you declare.
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