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205. Wilt thou, O man, live happily

1 Wilt thou, O man, live happily,
And dwell with God eternally,
The Ten Commandments keep, for thus
Our God Himself commanded us.
Kyrie eleison.

2 I am the Lord, Thy God, take heed
No other god doth thee mislead:
Thy heart shall trust alone in Me,
Yea Mine own kingdom shalt thou be.
Kyrie eleison.

3 Honor My Name in word and deed,
And call on Me in time of need:
And sanctify the holy day
That work in thee I also may.
Kyrie eleison.

4 Obedient always, next to Me,
To father and to mother be;
Kill no man, even anger dread:
Keep undefiled thy marriage bed.
Kyrie eleison.

5 Steal not, nor do thy neighbor wrong
By bearing witness with false tongue:
Thy neighbor's wife desire thou not,
Nor grudge him aught that he has got.
Kyrie eleison.

Text Information
First Line: Wilt thou, O man, live happily
Publication Date: 1880
Topic: The Catechism: The Decalogue
Notes: Author from Index: Luther— Massie; Hymn from the German Text: Mensch, wilt du leben seliglich
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