"The Plagues" is a song from DreamWorks' 1998 animated epic The Prince of Egypt. It features the conflict between Moses and Pharaoh Rameses II as the latter refuses to free the Jewish people and Moses and God are forced to send plagues upon the land of Egypt.

The song was performed by Moses' singing voice Amick Byram, Ramses' voice actor Ralph Fiennes, and a chorus.


Thus saith the Lord, thus saith the Lord, thus saith the Lord...

Since you refuse to free my people
All through the land of Egypt

I send a pestilence and plague into your house, into your bed
Into your streams, into your streets, into your drink, into your bread
Upon your cattle, upon your sheep, upon your oxen in your field
Into your dreams, into your sleep, until you break, until you yield!

I send the swarm, I send the horde
Thus saith the Lord!

Once I called you brother
Once I thought the chance to make you laugh
Was all I ever wanted...

I send the thunder from the sky, I send the fire raining down!

And even now, I wish that God had chose another
Serving as your foe on his behalf
Is the last thing that I wanted...

I send a hail of burning ice on every field, on every town!

This was my home
All this pain and devastation, how it tortures me inside
All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride!

I send the locusts on a wind such as the world has never seen
On eve'ry leaf, on every stalk, until there's nothing left of green!

I send my scourge, I send my sword
Thus saith the Lord!

You who I called brother
Why must you call down another blow?

I send my scourge, I send my sword!
Let my people go!
Thus saith the Lord!
Thus saith the Lord!

You who I called brother
How could you have come to hate me so?
Is this what you wanted?!

I send the swarm, I send the horde!

Then let my heart be hardened
And never mind how high the cost may grow
This will still be so:
I will never let your people go!

(Thus saith the Lord!)
Thus saith the Lord!

I will not...
Let my/your people go!

Other AppearancesEdit

  • The song was featured on the album The Prince of Egypt (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
  • The song was included in the 2017 stage musical adaptation.






           DreamWorksNavbox Songs

Animated Films
Playing With the Big BoysThe PlaguesWelcome to DulocFairy Godmother's SongLittle Drop of PoisonHolding Out for a HeroGold DiggerI'm the Bad Guy

Theatrical Songs
What's Up, Duloc?The Ballad Of Farquaad

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