87e. The X. Commandements of God

Attend my people ad give eare,
Of setly things I will thee tell:
See that my word in mind thou beare
And to my precepts listen well.

1 I am thy soveraigne Lord and God,
Which have thee brought fro careful thral
And eke reclaim'd from Pharaohs rod,
Make thee no gods on them to call.

2 Nor fashioned some of any things
In heaven or earth to worship in
For I thy God by revenging
With grievous plagues this sin will smite.

3 Take not in vaine his holy Name,
Abuse it not after thy will,
For so thou mightest soone purchase blame
And in his wrath he would thee spill.

4 The Lord from work the seventh day ceast,
And brought all things to perfect end:
So thou and thine that day take rest,
That to Gods hests ye may attend.

5 Unto thy parents honour give,
As Gods commandements do intend:
That hou long daies and good maist live
In earth, where Gods place doth lend.

6 Beware of murder and cruell hate,
7 All filthy fornication feare.
8 See thou steale not in any rate.
9 False witnesse against no man bear.

10 Thy neighbours house with not to have,
His wife, or ought that he cals mine:
His field, his Oxe, his Asse, his slave,
Or any thing which is not thine.

A Prayer:

The Spirit of grace grant us O Lord,
To keep these lawes our hearts restore
And cause us all with one accord,
To magnifie thy Name therefore.

For of our selves no strenght we have
To keep these lawes after thy will:
Thy might therefore O Christ we crave,
That we in thee may them fulfill.

Lord for thy Names sake grant us this,
Thou art our strength, O Saviour Christ:
Of thee to speed how should we misse,
In whom our treasure doth consist?

To thee for evermore be praise,
With the Father in each respect,
And with the holy Spirit alwaies,
The conforter of thine elect.

Text Information
First Line: Attend my people and give eare
Title: The X. Commandements of God
Author: W. W.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Tune Information
Name: [Attend my people and give eare]
Key: C Major

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