Wade in the water Lyrics

Wade in the water Lyrics
Wade in the water Lyrics

“Wade in the Water,” an iconic spiritual, holds a timeless message of hope, resilience, and faith. Sung by enslaved individuals, civil rights activists, and freedom seekers for centuries, its legacy endures.

This spiritual is believed to have emerged during the Underground Railroad era, where it conveyed coded messages to guide enslaved people to safety. For instance, “wade in the water” subtly directed them to use rivers and streams to evade tracking dogs.

Wade in the water Lyrics

Wade in the water (we dey)
Wade in the water children

Wade in the water
God said He’s gonna trouble the water

Wade in the water (we dey)
Wade in the water children

Wade in the water
God’s gonna trouble the water

We are the sons and the daughters
We gotta stand up and make it loud

Just like our God told the Pharaoh
Let my people go (go)

We are a new generation
From the ones who have gone before

He’s calling us into freedom
Let my people go (go)

Wade in the water (we dey)
Wade in the water children

Wade in the water
God said he’s gonna trouble the water

Wade in the water (we dey)
Wade in the water children

Wade in the water
God gonna trouble the water

We are the sons and the daughters
We gotta stand up and make it loud

Just like our God told the Pharaoh
Let my people go (go)

We are a new generation
From the ones who have gone before

He’s calling us into freedom
Let my people go (go)

We no go shy no go shake
E be our Papa God wey he make the heavens

If you no say you no want trouble
Let my people go (go)
The blood sweat and the tears
That we’ve gathered through the years

If you no say you no want trouble
Let my people go (go)

Wade in the water (we dey)
Wade in the water children

Wade in the water
God said He’s gonna trouble the water

Wade in the water (we dey)
Wade in the water children

Wade in the water
God gonna trouble the wa-oh

Oh oh oh

(Oh Oh Oh) Wade in the water (we dey) Wade in the water children

(Oh Oh Oh) Wade in the water, God said He’s gonna trouble the water

(Oh Oh Oh) Wade in the water (we dey) Wade in the water children
(Oh Oh Oh)Wade in the water, God’s gonna trouble the water

Oh oh oh

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