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58. When Israel Was Going Forth (Psalm 114)

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.

Text Information
First Line: When Israel was going forth
Title: When Israel Was Going Forth (Psalm 114)
Author: Anon.
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Topic: God's Covenant with Israel; Sovereignty of God
Tune Information
Arranger: Alfred V. Fedak (2012)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: Kentucky Harmony, 1816
Copyright: Arr. © 2012 Alfred V. Fedak

Text Information:

The events described in Psalm 114 form the essential elements of Israel’s story: exodus, provision in the wilderness, entry into the promised land. These events were all the result of God’s sovereignty, which not only amazes human beings but also evokes awe from creation.

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