The Ten Commandments “became an integral part of our culture by appearing in verse form in one of McGuffey’s famous Readers.”
–D. Elton Trueblood
Above all else love God alone;
Bow down to neither wood nor stone.
God’s name refuse to take in vain;
The Sabbath rest with care maintain.
Respect your parents all your days;
Hold sacred human life always.
Be loyal to your chosen mate;
Steal nothing neither small nor great.
Report, with truth, your neighbor’s deed;
And rid your mind of selfish greed.
This is an easy way for children to begin to learn them. As they grow, read them the text itself, Exodus 20.