87. When Israel Was in Egypt's Land

1 When Israel was in Egypt's land,
let my people go;
oppressed so hard they could not stand,
let my people go.

Refrain:
Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt's land,
tell old Pharaoh: Let my people go!

2 The Lord told Moses what to do,
let my people go;
to lead the childr'n of Israel through,
let my people go. [Refrain]

3 The pillar of cloud shall clear the way,
let my people go;
a fire by night, a shade by day,
let my people go. [Refrain]

4 As Israel stood by the waterside,
let my people go,
at God's command it did divide,
let my people go. [Refrain]

5 When they had reached the other shore,
let my people go;
they sang the song of triumph o'er,
let my people go. [Refrain]

6 Oh, let us all from bondage flee,
let my people go;
and let us all in Christ be free,
let my people go. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When Israel was in Egypt's land
Title: When Israel Was in Egypt's Land
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: Exodus 8:13-15; Exodus 8:1
Topic: Holy Week, The Three Days; Songs for Children; Vigil of Easter (1 more...)
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt's land
Tune Information
Name: TUBMAN
Arranger: John W. Work Jr. 1871-1925
Key: g minor
Source: African American spiritual



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