Let My people go.@Exodus 5:1

African-American spiritual ( pdf nwc).

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.

Thus saith the Lord, bold Moses said,
Let My people go,
If not I’ll smite your first born dead,
Let My people go.

Refrain

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

Refrain

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Let My People Go
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)