Wilt Thou O Man Live Happily


WILT thou, O man, live happily,
And dwell with God eternally?
The ten commandments keep, for thus
Our God Himself biddeth us.
Have mercy, Lord!

I am thy Lord and God! take heed
No other gods doth thee mislead;
Thy heart shall trust alone in me,
Thou shalt my own kingdom be.
Have mercy, Lord!

Honor my name in word and deed,
And call on me in time of need;
Hallow the Sabbath, that I may
Work in thy heart on that day.
Have mercy, Lord!

Obedient always, next to me,
To father and to mother be;
Kill no man, but to wrath be slow;
Be true to thy marriage vow.
Have mercy, Lord!

Steal not, nor do thy neighbor wrong
By bearing witness with false tongue;
Thy neighbor’s wife desire thou not,
Nor grudge him aught he hath got.
Have mercy, Lord!