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.

Refrain:
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
Meter: 8 5 8 5 and refrain
Scripture: Exodus 13; Exodus 8:1; Exodus 14; Exodus 15
Topic: Easter, Vigil of; Holy Week, The Three Days; Society
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go down, Moses
Tune Information
Name: TUBMAN
Arranger: John R. Work, 1871-1925
Arranger (alt. arr.): David Cherwien, b. 1957
Meter: 8 5 8 5 and refrain
Key: g minor or modal
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Arr . (Cherwien) © 1992 The Evangel Press, admin AMSI



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