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Q. What is the preface to the ten commandments?
A. The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage (Exodus 20:2).
#681, Trinity Hymnal
Philip Doddridge, 1755
Hans Nageli, 1773-1836
Arr. by Lowell Mason, 1845
How gentle God’s commands, how kind his precepts are! Come cast your burdens on the Lord and trust his constant care.
While Providence supports, let saints securely dwell; that hand, which bears all nature up, shall guide his children will.
Why should this anxious land press down your weary mind? Haste to your heav’nly Father’s throne, and sweet refreshment find.
His goodness stands approved, down to the present day; I’ll drop my burden at his feet, and bear a song away.