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Catechism Song #39 – Third Commandment


# Question Answer
84 What is the third
The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
85 What does the third commandment teach me? To reverence God’s name, word, and works.


God’s commandment number three
Requires my speaking be rev’rently.
I must never God’s holy name
Use carelessly, hastily or in vain.

All of God’s words and all of God’s ways
Must all of His creatures respect always;
Sure is God’s wrath for those who won’t
Most guilty are sinners who know but don’t!

Steve Layfield

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