Hymn: That We Our Will To God Might Yield

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That We Our Will To God Might Yield

The Ten Commandments Hymn

  1. That we our will to God might yield, These Ten Commandments were revealed When God to Israel drew nigh Thro’ Moses on Mount Sinai.
  2. “I am the Lord your God alone; You shall no gods beside Me own, But only love and trust in Me, That I in truth your Lord may be."
  3. "Take not My holy name in vain, Neither My honor e're profane; But do exalt in word and thought; What I Myself have said and wrought."
  4. "And keep the Sabbath day as blest, With all your house enjoying rest; From earthly care your soul eschew, That I may have My work in you."
  5. "Your parents honor, serve and love As treasures sent you from above; Stand by them when their strength shall wane, That length of days may be your gain."
  6. "Abstain from ev'ry hate and strife, So you won't take your neighbor's life; Be meek and patient, love your foe And none but good on all bestow."
  7. "Be ever faithful to your spouse And do not break your marriage vows; Subject your life to discipline, Thus keeping chaste and pure within."
  8. "Your neighbors' goods you will not steal, Neither be deaf to their appeal, But open both your heart and hand To help the needy in the land."
  9. "Let not your lips false witness bear, Nor anyone's good name impair; Defend your neighbors' honor well, And help all ill reports to quell."
  10. "And covet not your neighbor's spouse, Or riches, items, clothes, or house; But wish that all may be for true The good your heart would wish for you."
  11. These precepts, as we look within, Reveal to us our grievous sin, And here the Lord does truly show How all should live while here below.
  12. May Jesus Christ, our gracious Lord, To us poor sinner help afford; He is our Mediator true, Without whose help we none can do.

Text: Martin Luther, 1524; Translation: H. Brueckner, 1923; Transliteration: E. L. Bodenstab, 2005

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