The Ten Commandments Song

“So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.” | Leviticus 18:5

Lyrics by William Helder
Add. Lyrics and Music by Jody Killingsworth

Hear how the LORD on Sinai’s mountain
Addressed the people of His choice:
With them His cov’nant He established;
They in the thunder heard His voice.
 
TABLE I
 
#1
“I am the LORD, your God and Savior,
Who out of bondage set you free,
Who brought you from the land of Egypt.
Have, then, no other gods but Me.
 
#2
“You shall not serve a graven image:
A jealous God am I, the LORD,
Who punish evildoers’ children 
But cherish all who heed My Word.
 
#3
“Invoke the LORD with fear and reverence;
You shall not take His Name in vain.
The LORD your God will not hold guiltless
Those who His holy Name profane.
 
#4
“Observe the Sabbath, keep it holy;
You and your house that day shall rest.
On six days only shall you labor;
The seventh day the Lord has blessed.
 
Our Response
O, surely all have broken this;
Like sheep we’ve gone astray.
LORD, clothe us in Your righteousness,
And teach us to obey.
 
TABLE II
 
#5
“Honor your father and your mother;
Then shall the LORD your days extend
And bless you in the land He gives you.
Obey the LORD your God’s command.
 
#6 - #9
“You shall not kill or hate your neighbor.
Adult’ry you shall not commit.
You shall not steal, or bear false witness, 
But love the truth and honor it.
 
#10
“Your neighbor’s goods you shall not covet,
And everything he calls his own—
His wife, his house, his fields and cattle—
You shall respect as his alone.”
 
Our Response
O, surely all have broken this;
Like sheep we’ve gone astray.
LORD, clothe us in Your righteousness,
And teach us to obey. Repeat
 
LORD, clothe us in Your righteousness,
And teach us to obey.