103. 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 Hebrew children through,
Let my people go. (Refrain)

3 As Israel stood by the waterside,
Let my people go,
at God's command it did divide,
Let my people go. (Refrain)

4 When they had reached the other shore,
Let my people go,
they let the song of triumph soar,
Let my people go. (Refrain)

5 Lord, help 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: 1995
Scripture: Exodus 4; Exodus 14; Exodus 13; Exodus 12; Exodus 11; Exodus 10; Exodus 9; Exodus 8; Exodus 7; Exodus 6; Exodus 5; Exodus 3
Topic: Singing God's Story: People of the Bible; African-American
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go down, Moses
Tune Information
Arranger: Emily R. Brink (1993)
Key: e minor
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Arr. © 1994, CRC Publications.

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