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The great command Jehovah gave

The great command Jehovah gave

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1 The great command Jehovah gave,
No other Gods but only me
Shall ye my chosen People have,
Your only trust in me shall be.

2 No graven image shall ye make,
Nor to such helpless creatures bow;
Nor them for your salvation take,
As the blind savage nations do.

3 Ye shall not take my Name in vain,
I am your just and holy Lord;
Unpunish'd ye cannot remain
Who thus profane my sacred word.

4 Remember well the Sabbath-day,
It is the day I have ordain'd
For men to spend in such a way;
That saving knowledge may be gain'd.

5 Honour thy parents with delight,
And help and succour them always;
For that is lawful just and right;
Thou shalt be blest with length of days.

6 Thy fellow-man thou shalt not kill,
For Satan was a murd'rer first;
All murd'rers do the Devil's will,
And like the devils shall be curs'd.

7 Thou shalt not steal nor yet defraud
Thy fellow-men of what they claim,
'Tis breaking of the law of God,
And brings on man both guilt and shame.

8 Adultery that horrid act!
Commit thou not that shameful deed;
They who are guilty of such fact,
Their ways unto destruction lead.

9 False evidence thou shalt not bear,
For that could cost thy neighbour's life,
In ev'ry cause the truth declare,
To settle all debates and strife.

10 Thy neighbour's wife, nor what he hath
Thou shalt not covet, seek or crave;
But trust the Lord for life and death,
And be content with what you have.

11 Great God to thee I humbly pray:
Fill us with holy fear and awe;
Make us afraid to disobey
Or break thy just and holy law.



Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCCXLII

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