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The Eleventh Commandment

5 minutes

[MUSIC - COLLIN RAYE, "THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT"]

She hears his heavy breathing in the dark. His footsteps coming closer down the hall. She's so ashamed she's daddy's secret love. She wants to cry. She wants to die, but he can't get enough.

The bruises on his face will go away. Mom keeps him home from school 'til they fade. She's sorry he was born, and tells him so. He takes it in, he hangs his chin, he ducks another blow.

Did God overlook it? What ought have been written, the 11th commandment, honor thy children.

He cries for hours, cries and never stops. He shakes so hard, his little cradle rocks. He'll never have the chance to be brand new. He'll never walk, he'll never talk, he's addicted too.

Did God overlook it? What ought have been written, the 11th commandment, honor thy children.

Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not steal. Thou shall not take the Lord's name in vain. Thou shall not cause thy children pain.

God does not overlook it, what ought have been written, the 11th commandment, honor thy children.

Honor they children.

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In this music video, Collin Raye addresses the issue of child abuse. The video portrays the heartbreaking reality of abused children and concludes with the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline number, 1-800-4-A-Child. NOTE: It is strongly recommended that this video be previewed before any direct use with children. It is a graphic portrayal of this issue and also has religious overtones.

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