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​Let My People Go

This song is by The Winans and appears on the album Let My People Go (1988).

Oh, Pharaoh was so evil
In slaying God's most precious creations
A wicked and hard taskmaster
Applying suffering everyday

They said "How long can this go on
For our backs are about to break"
Father replied, "I heard your cry
And I'll make a way for your escape"

Now if I have to part the sea
To set my children free
(These are my people)

Oh, turn the river into blood
Send the locust to devour
(These are my people)
Don't you know He said it

Background said it back then
Now He's saying it again
Let my people go
Cause these are my people
Oh, my people

Now we're looking at the same situation
Over there in South Africa
They're using different names but it's still Pharaoh
Satan is behind it all

Let us pray that they will heed our warning
For the wrath of God is on its way
There's still time for change and forgiveness
But judgment's drawing closer everyday

Whether black, whether white
They're all precious in His sight
(These are my people)

Not another holocaust
Where so many souls are lost
(These are my people)

You can't do as you please
No not with these
(These are my people)

I can hear the spirit say
Let them go and run away
(These are my people)

Said it back then
Now He's saying it again
Let my people go
Let my people go
These are my people

You can't hide
I hate evil, I hate apartheid

You better stop abusin'
(Unverified)
Stop it with the killin'
And let My people go

I never gave you the right
To take another's life
Let my people go

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You better stop abusin'
(Unverified)
Stop it with the killin'
And let my people go
Free my people

Break the shackles
(Let my people go)
Let the chains fall
(Let my people go)

I want em' to stand
(Let my people go)
And I want em' to stand tall
(Let my people go)

They're mine, she's mine
He's mine, they're mine, you're mine
You are my people

These are my people
Let my people go
Let my people go

You can't hide
I hate evil, I hate apartheid

Written by:

Barry Hankerson; Carvin Winans; Marvin Winans