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That We Our Will To God Might Yield
The Ten Commandments Hymn
- That we our will to God might yield, These Ten Commandments were revealed When God to Israel drew nigh Thro’ Moses on Mount Sinai.
- “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."
- "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."
- "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."
- "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."
- "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."
- "Be ever faithful to your spouse And do not break your marriage vows; Subject your life to discipline, Thus keeping chaste and pure within."
- "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."
- "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."
- "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."
- 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.
- 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