288. The triumphant Song of Moses

1 I to the Lord will sing, for he
Triumph'd in glory so;
He both the horse and rider down
Into the sea did throw.
2 Jah is my strength and song, and he
Is my salvation:
He is my God, I'11 him prepare
An habitation.

My father's God he is also,
I'll him exalt: the same
3 Jehovah is a man of war,
Jehovah is his name.
4 He Pharaoh's chariots and his host
Into the sea hath cast.
His chosen captains drowned were
As the red fen they pass'd,

5 The depths them hid, to th' bottom they
Like as a stone sunk down.
6 Jehovah, thy right hand in pow'r
Most glorious is renown'd.
Lord, thy right hand in pieces dash'd
Those that against thee rose.
7 And in thy excellency great,
Thou haft o'erthrown thy foes.

Thou did'st send forth thy wrath, which as
The stubble did them waste.
8 Together gather'd were the waves
Ev'n with thy nostrils blast:
The floods stood upright as an heap,
The depths in mid-sea froze.
9 The foe said, I'll pursue, I'll take,
I will the spoil dispose.

My lust on them shall filled be,
My sword draw out will I:
My hand shall them again possess,
Or wholly them destroy.
10 Thou with thy wind didst on them blow,
The sea them covered soon:
They in the mighty waters sunk,
Like lead sunk quickly down.

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11 Lord, who's like thee among the gods,
Who like thee, glorious
In holiness, fearful in praise,
In doings marvellous!
12 When thou didst forth thy right hand stretch
The earth them swallowed.
13 The people whom thou hast redeemed,
Thou hast in mercy led.

Thou by thy strength shalt guide them to
That holy seat of thine.
14 The folk shall hear and fear, and grieve
Shall they of Palestine.
15 Then Edom's dukes shall be amaz'd,
And Moab's mighty men
Trembling shall seize, away shall melt
All Canaan's dwellers then.

16 Fear upon them and dread shall fall
By thine arm's mightiness.
They like a stone shall quiet lie,
Until thy people pass:
Until thy people Lord shall pass
Which thou hast purchased:
17 Till thou hast brought them in, and in
Thy mount established.

The mount of thine inheritance,
O Lord, the place wherein
Thou hast prepar'd thy sanctuary
For thee to dwell therein:
Which thy hands, Lord, establish'd have.
18 Jehovah he shall reign;
For evermore, through ages all,
For ever sovereign.

19 For Pharaoh's horse and chariots his
And horsemen down they went
Into the sea, Jehovah then
The sea upon them sent.
20 The waters of the sea on them
He turned back in haste,
But on dry land thro' midst of sea
The sons of Isra'l pass'd.

Miriam's Answer:
21 Sing ye unto the Lord, for he
Triumph'd in glory so,
He both the horse and rider down
Into the sea did throw

Text Information
First Line: I to the Lord will sing
Title: The triumphant Song of Moses
Publication Date: 1742
Scripture: Exodus 15
Language: English
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