228. 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.

Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt’s land;
Tell old Pharaoh to let my people go.

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

3 They journeyed on at his command,
let my people go;
And come at length to Canaan’s land,
let my people go. [Refrain]

4 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: Go Down, Moses
Refrain First Line: Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt’s land
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Hymns and Songs: Social Justice
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Name: [When Israel was in Egypt’s land]
Arranger: Horace Clarence Boyer (b. 1935)
Key: f minor
Source: Negro Spiritual
Copyright: Arr. © 1992 Horace Clarence Boyer

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