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Catechism Song #42 – Fifth Commandment


# Question Answer
91 What is the fifth
The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
92 What does the fifth commandment teach me? To love and obey our parents and teachers.


The fifth of God’s commands
To sons and daughters sounds
Requiring them to let respect
To Mum and Dad abound.

If honour and esteem
Upon them we bestow
Long life with blessedness each day
From God we’ll surely know.

A child’s obedience
When cheerful, prompt and free
Is, like a bright red summer rose,
A lovely thing to see!

When frail our parents grow
Let us their faults forbear
And may their daily comforts be
Our faithfulness and care.

Steve Layfield

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