God's holy law

From Sinai's smoking mountain

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [From Sinai's smoking mountain]
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1 From Sinai’s smoking mountain
God speaks His holy law;
Retire, ye hosts of Israel,
And stand afar in awe.

The law of ten commandments
Fulfilled in Christ we see;
His blood was spilt for human guilt,
From sin He sets us free.

2 Serve thou the Lord Jehovah
And worship none but Me;
To stone or graven image
Thou shalt not bend the knee. [Refrain]

3 The name of the Creator
With fear and rev’rence say;
Observe His holy sabbath,
‘Tis God’s memorial day. [Refrain]

4 Thy father and thy mother,
Give them obedience due;
In wrath slay not another,
Be chaste in all things too. [Refrain]

5 Steal not, nor bear false witness,
But true and faithful be;
Nor covet of thy neighbor
What is not giv’n to thee. [Refrain]

6 ‘Mid peal of crashing thunder
God spake from heav’n above;
Lord, give us grace to keep it,
Thy perfect law of love. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #129

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

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First Line: From Sinai's smoking mountain
Title: God's holy law
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: The law of ten commandments


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Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #129

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