Scripture Verse

You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.@Deuteronomy 5:7–8
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Lit­tle Pil­grim Songs, ed­it­ed by Mrs. Wil­bur F. Crafts & Hu­bert P. Main (New York: Big­low & Main, 1883), num­ber 34.

Music: First Com­mand­ment W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane
(1832–1915)

Lyrics

Father, lead Thy little children
Very early to Thy throne;
We will have no gods before Thee;
Thou art God, and Thou alone.

Refrain

Lead, O lead Thy little children
Very early to Thy throne;
We will have no gods before Thee;
Thou art God, and Thou alone.

In the Bible Thou hast taught us
All our thoughts to Thee are known;
Thou canst see us in the darkness;
Thou art God, and Thou alone.

Refrain

Though the heathen bow to idols,
They have made of wood and stone,
We have Christian friends to tell us
Thou art God, and Thou alone.

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Thou dost give us all our comforts,
Everything we call our own
Comes from Thee, our heav’nly Father;
Thou art God, and Thou alone.

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