When Israel was in Egypt's land


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
to let my people go.


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

They journeyed on at his command,
let my people go;
and came at length to Canaan's land,
let my people go. Refrain

Oh, let us all from bondage flee,
let my people go;
and let us all in Christ be free,
let my people go. Refrain


Words: African-American spiritual

Music: Go Down, Moses

Meter: 85 85 with Refrain

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.