Sam Robson Sings Beautiful A Cappella Rendition Of ‘Go Down, Moses’

Sam Robson sings an a cappella arrangement of the African American Spiritual song, ‘Go Down, Moses.’

It’s an amazing music arrangement, production and singing by Sam Robson.

‘Go Down Moses’ is inspired from the events in the Old Testament of the Bible, Exodus 8:1: “And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me”, in which God commands Moses to demand the release of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt.

When Israel was in Egypt land
Let my people go
Oppressed so hard they could not stand
Let my people go

Go down, Moses
way down in Egypt land
tell old Pharaoh
to let my people go

The song was originally published as “O! Let My People Go: The Song of the Contrabands.” It was first recorded after the song was heard as a rallying cry by the ex-slaves at Fort Monroe in Virginia.

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 Egypts spoil,
Let my people go.

This song was predominantly sung by the African slaves in Virginia, USA. The song which was like a freedom song for them, symbolizes them as the Hebrews, and their American masters as the cruel Egyptians. Although now slavery has been abolished in our country, we pray for people who are in bondage to sin or any addiction which is their master to be completely free today. Amen!


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