MOSES FACING JORDAN

Moses Facing Jordan: At the end of his long and eventful life, Moses is told by God that he may not cross the Jordan River. He is to go up the mountain, look over the river, and see the good land that is to be his people's land. And when he has seen it, he is to be no more. He is to be gathered to his ancestors.

The oratorio, in seven parts and 36 numbers, tells a retrospective, a looking-back, story of the life of Moses.

Part I You Shall Be Gathered to Your People 1-3
Part II The Call of Moses 4 - 10
Part III The Successes of Moses 11 - 17
Part IV The Laws 18 - 21
-- intermission --
Part V The Troubles 22 - 26
Part VI Face to Face 27 - 30
Part VII Miriam Sang 31 - 36

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6. SCENE

6. Scene EXODUS 3: 4-6

THE ECSTATIC: When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see,
God called to him:
CHOR Moses, Moses.
And he said,
MOS Here am I.

CHOR I am the God of your fathers,
The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.

And Moses hid his face for he was afraid to look at God.

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