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When forth from Egypt's trembling strand

When forth from Egypt's trembling strand

Author: George Burgess
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When forth from Egypt's trembling strand
The tribes of Israel sped,
And Jacob in the stranger's land
Departing banners spread;--

2 The sea beheld, and, struck with dread,
Rolled all its billows back;
And Jordan, through his deepest bed,
Revealed their destined track.

3 What ailed thee, O thou mighty sea,
And rolled thy waves in dread?
What bade thy tide, O Jordan, flee,
And bare its deepest bed?

4 O earth, before the Lord, the God
Of Jacob, trembling still;
Who makes the waste a watered sod,
The flint of gushing rill.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #75

Author: George Burgess

Burgess, George, D.D. Bishop Burgess was born at Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 31, 1809, and graduated at Brown University, 1826, where he was for some time a tutor. After studying for two years in Germany, he took Holy Orders, and in 1834 became Rector of Christ Church, Hartford. In 1847 he was consecrated Bishop of Maine, and also entered upon the Rectory of Christ Church, Gardiner. He died in Haiti, April 3, 1866. His Life was published by bis brother in 18G9. His works include The Book of Psalms translated into English Verse, 1839; The American Metrical Psalter, N. Y., 1864; and Poems, Hartford, 1868. His Psalms and Hymns in use are;—- 1. Lord, in Thy Name we spread the sail, Sailor’s Hymn. This hymn is included in his Poems, 186… Go to person page >

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First Line: When forth from Egypt's trembling strand
Author: George Burgess



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #160

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P114.2

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #160

The Book of Praise #d875

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The Gospel Psalmist #99

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The Voice of Praise #75

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