ARLO GUTHRIE lyrics - Go Down Moses

ARLO GUTHRIE
"Go Down Moses"
(Traditional)

When Israel was in Egypt's Land,
Let my people go,
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go.

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Go down, Moses,
Way down in Egypt's Land.
Tell ol' Pharoah,
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.

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

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We need not always weep and mourn,
Let my people go,
And wear these slavery chains forlorn,
Let my people go.

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Your foes shall not before you stand,
Let my people go,
And you'll possess fair Canaan's land,
Let my people go.

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O let us all from bondage flee,
Let my people go,
And let us all in Christ be free,
Let my people go.

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