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448. Go Down, Moses

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
to let my people go!

2. "Thus saith the Lord," bold Moses said,
let my people go;
"if not, I´ll smite your firstborn dead,"
let my people go. (Refrain)

3. No more shall they in bondage toil,
let my people go;
let them come out with Egypt's spoil,
let my people go. (Refrain)

4 We need not always weep and mourn,
let my people go;
and wear those slavery chains forlorn,
let my people go. (Refrain)

5 Come, Moses, you will not get lost,
let my people go;
stretch out your rod and come across,
let my people go. (Refrain)

6 As Israel stood by the water's side,
let my people go;
at God's command it did divide,
let my people go. (Refrain)

7 When they had reached the other shore,
let my people go;
they sang a song of triumph o'er,
let my people go. (Refrain)

8 O Moses, the cloud shall cleave the way,
let my people go;
a fire by night, a shade by day,
let my people go. (Refrain)

9 Your foes shall not before you stand,
let my people go;
and you'll possess fair Canaan's land,
let my people go. (Refrain)

10 This world's a wilderness of woe,
let my people go;
O let us on to Canaan go,
let my people go. (Refrain)

11 O 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: Go Down, Moses
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 85.85 with Refrain
Scripture: Exodus 3:7-12
Topic: Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Social Holiness; Affliction and Tribulation; Biblical Narrative (1 more...)
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go down, Moses
Tune Information
Name: TUBMAN
Adapter and Arranger: William Farley Smith (1986)
Meter: 85.85 with Refrain
Key: g minor
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Copyright: Adapt. and arr. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House



Media
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