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The TEN COMMANDMENTS, out of the Old Testament, put into short Rhyme for Children.

1 1. THOU shalt have no more Gods but me.
2 2. Before no Idol bow thy Knee.
3 3. Take not the Name of GOD in vain.
4 4. Nor dare the Sabbath-day profane.
5 5. Give both thy Parents Honour due.
6 6. Take heed that thou no Murder do.
7 7. Abstain from Words and Deeds unclean.
8 8. Nor steal, tho' thou art poor and mean.
9 9. Nor make a wilful Lie, nor love it.
10 10. What is thy Neighbour's dare not covet.

The Sum of the COMMANDMENTS, out of the New Testament.

MATT. xxii. 37.
11 WITH all thy Soul love GOD above,
12 And as thyself thy Neighbour love


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Title (in Source Edition): The TEN COMMANDMENTS, out of the Old Testament, put into short Rhyme for Children.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: song

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, p. 39. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000)

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