So here's the story ...
When history started
when people began
they would bow down to idols
that just looked like a man.
But then came a moment
a long time ago
when a fellow named Abraham
realized something ... so, soooo
...So amazing that it changed everything ...
one God, one Creator, one Lord, one King
that God cares for all that is found in our sight
every elephant, octopus, human and mite
To Abraham, God made a promise,
a brit so to speak
our people would find shelter
from a life short and bleak
And we Jews, we agreed,
to this God we'd be faithful
We respect all God's laws,
we'd avoid all that's hateful
Well in time Abraham died
but the brit, it lived on
first to Isaac then Jacob
from father to son
Then came Joseph
with all of his dreams and his style
his heroics saved Egypt
from the Red Sea to the Nile
But time went on
the years went fast
and as things happened
the good life passed
There arose in Egypt a Pharaoh new
he was mean and selfish and forgetful too
of Joseph's greatness, he knew not
so against our people he did plot
This Pharaoh, he looked 'round and 'round
and lots of Hebrews he sure found
he devised a nasty and most devious plan
to enslave each Hebrew
every child, woman and man
The slaves endured the work and toil
in the hot sun, they did broil
they had no peace; they had no choice
they thought that none would hear their voice
Just when it seemed as though all was a loss
that Pharaoh forever would be their cruel boss
God heard the cry, the wail of the slaves
and God is a caring Creator who saves
And God set about to change Pharaoh's mind
Sending messengers like Moses and Aaron to find ...
…To find out if perchance...
Pharaoh might behave as mentsch
and release all the Hebrews from servitude's clench
But Pharaoh was nasty, he thought it was funny
that a God yet unseen, a God without money
could actually tell him what to do
So Pharaoh laughed, and just wouldn't give
the slaves labored on, no live and let live
Now God has love and God cares too
God certainly looks out for me and you
But God can sometimes get mad
and Pharaoh ... he was worse and bad
God had to act
with plagues, in fact
that would make all of Egypt feel sad.
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