When Israel Was Going Forth

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1 When Israel was going forth
from out of Egypt’s land,
and Jacob’s house from foreign tongues
they could not understand,

2 to be God’s holy dwelling place,
God’s choice on Judah fell,
and there as God’s dominion took
God’s chosen Israel.

3 The sea beheld and fled away;
the Jordan stopped its flow.
The mountains skipped like rams; the hills
like lambs skipped to and fro.

4 O sea, why did you run away?
O Jordan, why turn tide?
You mounts and hills, like rams and lambs,
why leap on every side?

5 O tremble, earth, before the Lord;
the God of Jacob fear;
God made the rock a water pool,
the stone a fountain clear.


Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #58

Author: Anon.

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First Line: When Israel was going forth
Title: When Israel Was Going Forth
Author: Anon.
Meter: 8.6.8.6

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