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April 25, 2016 12:38 pm

Prince’s Religion-Themed Lyrics Provide Poignant Memories During Passover (VIDEO)

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Prince, who died last week at the age of 57. Photo: Wikipedia.

Prince, who died last week at the age of 57. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – On Thursday, fans around the world mourned Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as “Prince” and at one point the “Artist Formerly Known as Prince,” who suddenly died at the age of 57. He was found unresponsive in an elevator at his studios in Chanhassen, Minn.

There are many ways to honor an artist. One of the best ways is, of course, to listen to the artist’s music. Prince, who was religious man — he was born a Seventh-day Adventist and later became a Jehovah’s Witness — had numerous Christian themes in his songs, as pointed out by U2 frontman Bono on Friday.

Though he wasn’t Jewish, a few Judaic themes did also appear in Prince’s songs, which are particularly poignant during Passover:

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Once again I don’t follow trends, they just follow me
Just like the Israelies through the Red Sea
It might take you some time but you will want to see
The undisputed truth and get free
(Get free)

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Come on, Chelsea
Come on

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