Little Moses (Baez Joan)

Away by the waters so blue The ladies were winding their way While Pharaoh's little daughter went down to the water To bathe in the cool of the day Before it was dark she opened the ark And found the sweet babe that was there 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 she sent for a nurse who was near And away by the waters so blue They carried that beautiful child To his tender mother, to his sister and brothers Little Moses looked happy and smiled His mother so good did all that she could To raise him and teach him with care 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 And the Jews safely crossed while Pharaoh's host Was drownded in the waters and lost And away on a mountain so high The last that he ever did see With Israel victorious, his hopes were most glorious That soon all the Jordan be free When his spirit did cease, he departed in peace And rested in the Heavens above