I borrowed a book called "Bible Miscellany" compiled by Parminder Summon . Here is the rhyme with no author credited by Summon . It should be "The Ten Commandments " . I left off the "s" . 1 Thou no gods shalt have but me , 2 Before no idol bend the knee . 3 Take not the Lord's name in vain , 4 Neither the Sabbath day profane . 5 Give thy parents their honour due , 6 And ensure no murder thou do . 7 Abstain from words and deeds unclean , 8 Steal not , for by God thou art seen . 9 Tell not a wicked lie , nor love it , 10 What is thy neighbors' , do not covet .