“I Have Brought You Out of Egypt”
NETTLETON 188.8.131.52 D “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
“I have brought you out of Egypt,” Moses heard the Lord God say.
“I have saved you! I have freed you! People, listen and obey.
Have no other gods before me; don’t make idols for yourselves.
I will judge those who reject me; worship me and no one else.”
“Do not use the Lord’s name wrongly, use God’s name for what is good.
Keep the Sabbath; keep it holy; rest and worship as you should.
Honor father, honor mother; do not murder! Honor life!
Do not wander to another from your husband or your wife.”
God continued these commandments: “Do not steal another’s things;
And you shall not bear false witness– see the anguish that it brings.
Do not seek with bitter longing what you see across the street.
Keep these laws and find within them where my love and justice meet.”
God of grace, we see your promise in the covenant you give.
For your law is wise and wondrous as it shows us how to live.
Loving God and loving neighbor, may we follow where you call.
Saved by grace, may we together seek to live your gracious law.
Biblical Reference: Exodus 20:1-17.
Tune: Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, 1813.
Alternate Tune: BEACH SPRING 184.108.40.206 D The Sacred Harp, 1844.
Harm. James H. Wood, 1958.
Text: Copyright © 2012 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.