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The Song of Moses

I'll sing the triumphs of the Lord

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1. I'll sing the triumphs of the Lord,
Who's glorious in renown;
The horse, and him that rode thereon,
He in the sea hath thrown.
2. The Lord's my strength, my song, defense,
My God; for him I'll raise
A mansion; he my Father's God,
I'll celebrate his praise.

3. The Lord is the great God of war;
Jehovah is his name.
4. Proud Pharaoh's glittering cars, and host,
That to the ravage came,
In the Red Sea he cast; there were
His chosen captains drowned.
5. The depths o'erwhelmed them; like a stone,
They sank in the profound.

6. The mighty power of thy right hand,
O Lord, most glorious shows;
Thy right hand, Lord, in pieces dashed
The proud insulting foes.
7. Excelling greatness those o'erthrow
Against thee who presumed;
Thou sendest forth thy flaming wrath,
Which them, as chaff, consumed.

8. Thy nostril's blast the waters drove
Together in an heap;
They stood upright, in the mid-sea
Congealed was the deep.
9. The enemy cried, pursue, o'ertake,
I will the spoil divide;
I'll draw my sword, and them destroy.
Till lust is satisfied.

10. But thou, with thy strong wind, didst blow,
The deep sea o'er them spread;
In mighty waters down they sank,
As if they had been lead.
11. Who, Lord, is like thee, among the gods?
Thy holiness exceeds
In glory; fearful is thy praise,
And wonderful thy deeds.

12. Thou stretched'st out thy strong right hand,
The earth them swallowed quite.
13. In mercy thou led'st forth thy flock,
Which thou redeem'dst with might:
And thou didst guide them, in thy strength,
Unto thine holy hill.
14. Nations shall hear, and fear, and dread
Seize Palestina will.

15. Then Edom's dukes shall be amazed,
Moab's mighty men be struck
With terror: Canaan's hearts shall melt,
As the dissolved brook.
16. Through fear, and dread, of thy great power,
Still, as a stone, they'll lie:
Until thy people, Lord, which thou
Hast purchased, shall pass by.

17. Thou shalt conduct, and plant them, where
Thy mountain rears it's head;
The place, for thy fixed residence,
Which thou, O Lord, hast made:
The chosen holy place thine hand,
O Lord, hath settled fast.
18. Thy reign, O thou eternal King!
Forevermore shall last.

19. For Pharaoh's chariots, horse, and men,
Through seas audacious went;
And the returning waves in rage,
The Lord upon them sent:
But Israel's race, a numerous host,
Under divine command,
Walked through the midst of dangerous seas,
Securely on dry land.

Miriams Answer

21. Sing ye the triumphs of the Lord,
Who's glorious in renown;
The horse, and him that rode thereon,
He in the sea hath thrown.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'll sing the triumphs of the Lord
Title: The Song of Moses
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English


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