Go Down Moses
While the Jews endured harsh slavery in Egypt, God chose Moses to lead them out to freedom. Moses encountered God at the burning bush and then returned to Egypt to lead the people out of Egypt. He demanded that Pharaoh let the Jewish people go. That part of our Passover story is best described in the familiar song “Go Down Moses.”
When Israel was in Egypt's land, Let my people go; Oppressed so hard they could not stand, Let my people go.
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.
No more shall they in bondage toil, Let my people go; Let them come out with Egypt's spoil, Let my people go.