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Go Down, Moses (Listen to this spritual sung by Paul Robeson - MP3 format)

Go down, Moses,
'Way down in Egypt land,
Tell old Pharaoh,
Let my people go!

When Israel was in Egypt land,
Let my people go!
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go!

Go down, Moses,
'Way down in Egypt land,
Tell old Pharaoh,
Let my people go!

Thus saith the Lord,
Bold Moses said,
Let my people go!
If not, I'll smite your first born dead
Let my people go!

Go down, Moses,
'Way down in Egypt land,
Tell old Pharaoh,
Let my people go!

No more shall they in bondage toil,
Let my people go!
Let them come out with Egypt's spoil,
Let my people go!

Go down, Moses,
'Way down in Egypt land,
Tell old Pharaoh,
Let my people go!

Oh, Moses, the clouds shall cleave the way,
Let my people go!
A fire by night, a shade by day
Let my people go!

Go down, Moses,
'Way down in Egypt land,
Tell old Pharaoh,
Let my people go!

Your foes shall not before you stand,
Let my people go!
You'll possess Cannan's land,
Let my people go!

Go down, Moses,
'Way down in Egypt land,
Tell old Pharaoh,
Let my people go!

 

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