Deuteronomy 6: 4
Where are God’s commandments?
On whom should we impress them?
When should we discuss them?
How should we tie them?
Where should we bind them?
On our hearts.
At home and on the road.
Lying down and getting up.
On our hands and foreheads.
We will tell our children
We will pass on our faith
They will know God
Because they see His name on our gates
Left at the edge of the Promised Land
Israel’s children heard Moses
Tell them again of the grandeur of God
The only One.
That they should love Him with all of their hearts
Soul and strength, endless length
Obeying Him would set them apart
Believing in His promise.
By His covenant they should live
From His Commandments never stray
Or like other nations
Be given to sin.
So speak of the Lord at night and before
Tie His words to your hands and your door
Resting, walking, sitting, talking
And your children will remember.
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