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BibleGateway: Colossians 3:5-17

ESV Text: Colossians 3:5-17

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:24 and ends at about 2:16

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     5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

     8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

     12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 287:
That Man a Godly Life Might Live

— Organ Audio

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1. That man a Godly life might live, 
God did these Ten Commandments give 
By His true servant Moses, high 
Upon the Mount Sinai. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

2. I am thy God and Lord alone, 
No other God beside Me own; 
Put thy whole confidence in Me 
And love Me e’er cordially. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

3. By idle word and speech profane 
Take not My holy name in vain 
And praise but that as good and true 
Which I Myself say and do. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

4. Hallow the day which God hath blest 
That thou and all thy house may rest; 
Keep hand and heart from labor free 
That God may so work in thee. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

5. Give to thy parents honor due, 
Be dutiful, and loving, too, 
And help them when their strength decays, 
So shalt thou have length of days. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

6. In sinful wrath thou shalt not kill 
Nor hate nor render ill for ill; 
Be patient and of gentle mood, 
And to thy foe do thou good. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

7. Be faithful to thy marriage vows, 
Thy heart give only to thy spouse; 
Thy life keep pure, and lest thou sin, 
Use temperance and discipline. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

8. Steal not; all usury abhor 
Nor wring their life-blood from the poor, 
But open wide thy loving hand 
To all the poor in the land. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

9. Bear not false witness nor belie 
Thy neighbor by foul calumny. 
Defend his innocence from blame; 
With charity hide his shame. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

10. Thy neighbor’s house desire thou not, 
His wife, nor aught that he hath got, 
But wish that his such good may be 
As thy heart doth wish for thee. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

11. God these commandments gave therein 
To show thee, child of man, thy sin 
And make thee also well perceive 
How man unto God should live. 
Have mercy, Lord! 

12. Help us, Lord Jesus Christ, for we 
A Mediator have in Thee; 
Our works cannot salvation gain; 
Thy merit but endless pain. 
Have mercy, Lord!