1 Through the Red Sea brought at last, alleluia!
Egypt's chains behind we cast, alleluia!
Deep and wide flows the tide
severing us from bondage past, alleluia!
2 Like the cloud that overhead, alleluia!
through the billows Israel led, alleluia!
By his tomb Christ makes room,
souls restoring from the dead, alleluia!
3 In that cloud and in that sea, alleluia!
Buried and baptized were we, alleluia!
Earthly night brought us light,
which is ours eternally, alleluia!
Historically the passage of the Israelites through the Red Sea has been the metaphor for baptism into new life. Belgic Confession, Article 34, speaks of the Son of God “…who is our Red Sea through which we must pass to escape the tyranny of Pharaoh who is the devil...”