Moses, a Hebrew boy
drawn out of water
and into the Pharaoh’s house.
A prince of Egypt, for forty years
Then an outcast in a desert land
For forty years a shepherd-
Commissioned by God
to return to Egypt
and lead people out of slavery.
For Pharaoh, the King of Egypt,
oppressed them cruelly.
A nation with no army, schools,
governors, mayors, or police.
Behind Moses they marched,
Out of Egypt, through the Red Sea,
and into the Wilderness of Sin.