Let My People Go.A Song of the "Contrabands."

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Title

Let My People Go. A Song of the "Contrabands."

Description

When Israel was in Egypt's land,

O, Let my people go!

Oppressed so hard they could not stand,

O, Let my people go!


CHORUS—O go down, Moses

Away down to Egypt's land.

And tell king Pharaoh

To let my people go!


Thus saith the Lord, bold Moses said,

O let my people go!

If not I'll smite your first-born dead!

O let my people go!


No more shall they in bondage toil,

O let my people go!

Let them come out with Egypt's spoil,

O let my people go!


Then Israel out of Egypt came,

O let my people go!

And left the proud oppressor's land,

O let my people go!


O, 'twas a dark and dismal night,

O let my people go!

When Moses led the Israelites,

O let my people go!


'Twas good old Moses and Aaron too,

O let my people go!

'Twas they that led the armies through.

O let my people go!


The Lord told Moses what to do,

O let my people go!

To lead the children of Israel through,

O let my people go!


O come along, Moses, you'll not get lost

O let my people go!

Stretch out your rod and come across,

O let my people go!


As Israel stood by the water's side,

O let my people go!

At the command of God it did divide,

O let my people go!


When they reached the other shore,

O let my people go!

They sang a song of triumph o'er,

O let my people go!


Pharaoh said he would go across,

O let my people go!

But Pharaoh and his host were lost,

O let my people go!


O Moses the cloud shall lead the way,

O let my people go!

A fire by night, a shade by day

O let my people go!


You'll not get lost in the wilderness.

O let my people go!

With a lighted candle in your breast—

O let my people go!


Jordan shall stand up like a wall,

O let my people go!

And the walls of Jericho shall fall—

O let my people go!


Your foe shall not before you stand.

O let my people go!

And you'll possess fair Canaan's land—

O let my people go!


'Twas just about in harvest time,

O let my people go!

When Joshua led his host sublime,

O let my people go!


O let us all from bondage flee,

O let my people go!

And let us all in Christ be free

O let my people go!


We need not always weep and mourn

O let my people go!

And wear these Slavery chains forlorn—

O let my people go!

Creator

Unattributed

Source

1:25.1862

Date

1.25.1862

Citation

Unattributed, “Let My People Go.A Song of the "Contrabands.",” Periodical Poets, accessed April 14, 2024, https://periodicalpoets.com/items/show/751.

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