MercyMe - Ten Simple Rules Lyrics

Here's a little tune
You'll be happy to know
Keep it close to you
Wherever you may go

God gave us ten simple rules
To get us through
A little something
Just for us to live by

So now hide them in your heart
And you will be fine

And Lord said
Have no other gods but God
To worship idols just won't do
Be careful with the way you use God's name
And keep Sunday special too.
Honor your parents, don't take any lives.
And when you're old enough to marry, be true.
Do not steal or lie
Or want those things that don't belong to you
These are ten simple rules God gave to me and you

Now the good Lord said
You better listen to me
If you follow these rules
Then they will set you free

Because I want you to live
A happy life
And help others
To be happy too

So when things go wrong
These words
Will get you through

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  1. macdabluepanther

    I love Third Day, but Mercy Me probably the best Christian group ever.

  2. Lauren Lloyd

    I hear this almost evry day.

  3. Ropuia Mapuia

    Ahaaaa Not Sunday in the bible sabbath

  4. Jack Bridges

    Why do people argue over Saturday versus Sunday? Every day belongs to God.

  5. camjable

    Throwback to third grade

  6. Tiffany Korman

    God said "the just shall live by faith." We can't live by the law... we must live by faith in Jesus, and through the grace of God.

  7. Ryan & Mandi Toups

    Oh dear, great song, but God certainly did not say to keep Sunday special!!! He said to keep and guard the Sabbath which is the 7th day (Genesis 2:3), and verse 3 He blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.... No other day is sanctified but the 7th day. Sunday is the first day.

    christine rennecker

    bla,bla,bla, lighten up!

    عيون حزينة

    I agree with what you said. The calendar has clearly seven days of the week and the Sabbath (Saturday), it the seventh day of the week. I go to church on the Sabbath, because it's the day Lord has made, so be glad in it.

    Michael Quasar

    you do know Constantine changed sunday to the first day of the week to try and unite pagans and christians in his empire dont you ................

  8. patty greathouse

    sunday is not a commandment, it will take you to hell ignoring GODS holy sabbath(saturday).1 john 3;4 sin is the transgression of the law (10 commandments).rev. 12;9 satan deceives the whole world ,sunday worship is of satan GOD does not accept it.

    عيون حزينة

    Wouldn't it be nice if all the churches had church on the Sabbath.

  9. Kayla Hernandez

    This is an awesome tune my three boys love listening to it and it helped them understand the commandments

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  11. Robin Sutton

    I heard this at my church

  12. STL_03

    btw David Bannister The Sabbath Day is Sunday because that is when you go to church.

    David Bannister

    I go to church on Saturday, the Biblical Sabbath. I can't find anywhere in the Bible where the Sabbath day was changed. Even Jesus confirmed Saturday as the Sabbath.

  13. 이선경

    i love this tune! this tune is played in many christian and catholic schoo!!!i really love this

  14. David Bannister

    Not a bad song, if only the error was corrected. 4th commandment is to keep the Sabbath (Saturday) holy, not the pagen day of Sunday.

    rutch chelo

    sabath is sunday

    David Bannister

    Sabbath is Saturday, clearly says so in the Bible. Also the Jews have kept Sabbath/ Saturday for more than 3500 years.

    Nunya Biznuss

    You are correct, if you go to old testament.  You are incorrect calling Sunday "the pagan day."  The N.T. in Romans 14:5-6 states "5 One man regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Let each man be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God."
    My belief is of that, the day you make it.  Not some 'set in stone' day. 

  15. Autumn Vavoso

    Love this!!

  16. Survivor guy

    u r lucky

  17. Survivor guy

    well it is true that it is not completely accurate but it is good to teach the kids with

  18. Survivor guy

    its not gay, its the truth and i hope you learn that

  19. MunecaNMagic

    Love this song, that you for posting the lyrics, had a hard time catching some of the words.

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  21. hilldjames85

    Commandment#4 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

  22. Ileana Santiago

    nice music but where in the 10 commandments says keep Sunday?

  23. kassandra

    Amen at 2:57

  24. danaconda350

    Gayest song ever!

  25. OMG iitz JOK3R

    great song

  26. alrkitty

    Simply put this these are the words of god so do not call it a false doctrine. Be careful for you are the one who lies and that is a sin. For all those who hear this do remember that it is jesus who saves us but it is gods words which we must listen to. If you don't live bye these rules then I doubt that you are a christian.

  27. alrkitty

    This song is the exact 10 commandants.
    1. Thou shat have no other gods before me.
    2. thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
    3. thou shat not take the name of the lord thy god in vain.
    4. remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.
    5. Honor thy father and thy mother
    6. Thou shalt not kill
    7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    8. Thou shalt not steal.
    9. thou shalt not bear false witness.
    10. thou shalt not covet.
    Exodus 20

    These are the words of god spoken unto us. His laws so take heed.

  28. Jasmine McClure

    @bogo1000100 serously ur jacked

  29. Jasmine McClure

    Well God beleives in you!

  30. wayne king

    It is from the Old Testament but every word of it is true and filled with wisdom. These rules have not changed and never will.

  31. Tabitha S

    Good luck in life, bogo. I hope you change your mind about God. It's the only way to live!

  32. frepar

    verwoert3008 says that this is false doctrine. I do not think Mercy Me is saying if you do these things you will be saved ,but rather these ten rules are rules that we who are saved should live our lives by. Be holy as I am holy. Yes our holiness is in Christ alone, but we are also being transformed (sanctified) into the likeness of Him and so to adhere to these the best we can with God's Spirit working in us, is not false doctrine.

  33. Go Beyond

    I'm very sorry for anyone who likes this song so much, but I feel obligated to warn you about its content. The song is full of false doctrine and is based on the Old Testament (old covenant). Thank God for Jesus and for the Holy spirit. Only your belief in Jesus can save you. If the Son of man sets you free, you will be free indeed! (John 8:36)

  34. Hervé Seka

    great song ! one of the best of the album 10 !!!

  35. hengyz

    This song is so cute! I really like it (: