1. These are the holy ten commands,
Which came to us from God’s own hands
By Moses, who obeyed His will,
Standing upon Sinai’s hill.
    Have mercy Lord!

2. To thee come these commands, that so
Thou, son of man, thy sins may’st know,
And with this lesson thy heart fill,
That man must live for God’s will.
    Have mercy Lord!

3. May Christ our Lord help us in this,
For He our Mediator is;
Our own work is a hopeless thing,
Judgment alone it can bring.
    Have mercy Lord!

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Text
Author: Martin Luther, 1524 (chorale version of the Decalogue, translated 1876)
Meter: 8,8,8,7,4

Music
Author: Anonymous, 13th Century / Erfurt 1527; Harmonized by J.S. Bach
Yamaha PSS480 Instrumentation: Small Church Organ, Tuba, Handbells
Time: 1:30

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