670. 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.

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 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: When Israel Was in Egypt's Land
Refrain First Line: Go down, Moses
Meter: 8 5 8 5 and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Easter, Vigil of; Holy Week, The Three Days; Society
Source: African-American spiritual
Tune Information
Arranger: John R. Work, 1871-1925
Arranger (alt. arr.): David Cherwien, b. 1957
Meter: 8 5 8 5 and refrain
Key: g minor
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Arr . (Cherwien) © 1992 The Evangel Press, admin AMSI

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