1 When Israel by God's command
from Pharaoh's land was bent,
And Jacob's house the strangers left,
and in the same train went:
2 In Judah God his glory showed,
his holiness most bright;:
So did the Israelites declare
his kingdom, pow'r, and might.
3 The sea saw it, and suddenly ,
as all amazed did fly;
The roaring streams of Jordan s flood
gave back immediately,
4 As rams afraid, the mountains skipped,
their strength did them forsake;
And as the Silly trembling lambs,
their tops did beat and shake.
5 What ailed thee, O sea, that thou
so suddenly didst fly?
Ye rolling waves of Jordan's flood,
why turned ye so swiftly?
6 Ye mountains, e'en as rams afraid,
why did your strength so shake?
Why did your tops, as trembling lambs,
quiver with fear, and quake?
7 O earth, confess thy sov'reign Lord,
and dread his mighty hand;
Before the face of Jacob's God,
fear ye both sea and land.
8 I mean the God, who from hard rocks
causèd floods to appear,
And from the stony flint doth send
fountains of water clear.
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