When Israel Was In Egypt Land, Let My People Go. You can hear the great Paul Robeson sing these words - but the song ends before the text does. The text reads: שַׁלַּ֥ח עַמִּ֖י וְיַֽעַבְדֻֽנִי Let My people go that they may serve Me. Actually, וְיַֽעַבְדֻֽנִי could mean work, worship, or serve. Whichever translation, it has meant different things in different generations. It’s up to us, in our generation, to define what it means to us and to our community.