Negro Spirituals

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Go down, Moses[rætta | rætta wikitekst]

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Tekstur[rætta | rætta wikitekst]

1.When Israel was in Egypt’s land: Let my people go,
Oppress’d so hard they could not stand, Let my People go.


(Niðurlag)
Go down, Moses,
Way down in Egypt land,
Tell old Pharaoh,
Let my people go.


2.Thus saith the Lord old Moses said: Let my people go,
If not I’ll smite your firstborn dead. Let my People go.
(Niðurlag)
Go down, Moses,…


3.No more shall they in bondage toil. Let my people go,
Let them come out with Egypt’s spoil! Let my People go.
(Niðurlag)
Go down, Moses,…


4.O let us all from bondage flee. Let my people go,
And let us all in Christ be free. Let my People go.
(Niðurlag)
Go down, Moses,…