Go Down Moses

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Dan Lebowitz with Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band in 2014.

When Israel was in Egyptís land (Let my people go)
Oppressed so hard they could not stand (Let my people go)
Go down, Moses, way down in Egyptís land
Tell old Pharaoh, 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)
Go down, Moses, way down in Egyptís land
Tell old Pharaoh, let my people go

The pillar of cloud shall clear the way (Let my people go)
A fire by night, a shade by day (Let my people go)
Go down, Moses, way down in Egyptís land
Tell old Pharaoh, let my people go

As Israel stood by the water-side (Let my people go)
At Godís command it did divide (Let my people go)
Go down, Moses, way down in Egyptís land
Tell old Pharaoh, let my people go

When they had reached the other shore (Let my people go)
They dang the song of triumph over (Let my people go)
Go down, Moses, way down in Egyptís land
Tell old Pharaoh, let my people go

Oh, let us all from bondage flee (Let my people go)
And let us all in Christ be free (Let my people go)
Go down, Moses, way down in Egyptís land
Tell old Pharaoh, let my people go

 


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