Go Down, Moses

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Negro Spiritual

When Israel was in Egypt's land,
Let my people go!
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go!
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Go down, Moses,
Way down in Egypt's land.
Tell old Pharaoh
To let my people go!

2. Thus spoke the Lord," bold Moses said
"Let my people go!
If not, I'll smite your firstborn dead.
Let my people go!"
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3. No more shall they in bondage toil
Let my people go!
Let them come out with Egypt's spoil
Let my people go!
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4. The Lord told Moses what to do
Let my people go!
To lead the Hebrew children through
Let my people go!
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5. O come along Moses, you'll not get lost
Let my people go!
Stretch out your rod and come across.
Let my people go!
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6. As Israel stood by the water side
Let my people go!
At God's command it did divide
Let my people go!
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7. When they reached the other shore
Let my people go!
They sang a song of triumph o'er
Let my people go!
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8. Pharaoh said he'd go across
Let my people go!
But Pharaoh and his host were lost
Let my people go!
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9. O let us all from bondage flee
Let my people go!
And let us all in Christ be free
Let my people go!
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10. You need not always weep and mourn
Let my people go!
And wear these slav'ry chains forlorn
Let my people go!
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11. Your foes shall not before you stand
Let my people go!
And you'll possess fair Canaan's land.
Let my people go!
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