Go down, Moses

Michael Tippett

Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt land;
Tell old Pharaoh, to let my people go.

When Israel was in Egypt's land,
Let my people go.
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go.
"Thus spake the Lord," bold Moses said,
Let my people go.
"If not, I'll smite your first-born dead,"
Let my people go.

Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt land;
Tell old Pharaoh, to let my people go.

from 'A Child of our Time'

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Michael Tippet (1905-98)

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