Little Moses

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Carter Family (Mother Maybelle, Helen, June, and Anita) and Johnny Cash:
Away by the river so clear
The ladies were winding their way
When Pharaoh's young daughter stepped down in the waters
To bathe in the cool of the day
Before it was dark she opened the ark
And found the sweet infant was there
Before it was dark she opened the ark
And found the sweet infant was there

Away by the waters so blue
The infant was lonely and sad
She took him in pity and thought him so pretty
And made little Moses so glad
She called him her own, her beautiful son
And sent for a nurse that was near
She called him her own, her beautiful son
And sent for a nurse that was near

And away by the waters so blue
They carried the beautiful child
To his own tender mother, his sister and brother
Little Moses looked happy and smiled
His mother so good did all that she could
To rear him and teach him with care
His mother so good did all that she could
To rear him and teach him with care

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
The Jews safely crossed while Pharaoh's host
Was drowned in the waters and lost

Away on the mountain so high
The last one that ever might see
While in him victorious, his hope was most glorious
He soon over the Jordan be free
When his favor did cease, he departed in peace
And rested in Heaven above
When his favor did cease, he departed in peace
And rested in Heaven above

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