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

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

This arrangement showcases an amazing combination of music, 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

Originally published as “O! Let My People Go: The Song of the Contrabands,” the song was first recorded after being used as a rallying cry by 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.

Predominantly sung by African slaves in Virginia, USA, the song served as a freedom anthem, symbolizing the slaves as the Hebrews and their American masters as the Egyptians. Although slavery has now been abolished in our country, we pray for those who are in bondage to sin or any form of addiction, hoping for their complete freedom today. Amen!


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