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Little Moses

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Little Moses

[A]Away by the [E]river so [A]clear,

the ladies were [E]winding their [A]way,

and [E]Pharaoh's little daughter stepped down in the water,

to [A]bathe in the [E]cool of the [A]day.


[A]Before it was dark, she opened the ark,

and [E]found the sweet infant was [A]there.    (2x)


And away by the waters so blue,

the infant was lonely and sad.

She took him in pity and thought him so pretty,

and it made little Moses so glad.


She called him her own, her beautiful son,

and sent for a nurse that was near.     (2x)


And away by the river so clear

they carried the beautiful child,

to his own tender mother, his sister and brother,

little Moses looked happy and smiled,


His mother so good, done all that she could

to rear him and teach him with care.    (2x)


And away by the sea that was red,

little Moses, the servant of God,

while in Him confided, the sea was divided,

as upwards he lifted his rod.


The Jews safely crossed while Pharaoh's host

was drowned in the waters and lost.    (2x)


And away on a mountain so high,

the last one that ever might see,

while in Him victorious, his hope was most glorious,

he'd soon oe'r the Jordan be free.


When his labor did cease, he departed in peace,

and rested in the Heavens above.     (2x)