When Israel by the Almighty led

Representative Text

1 When Isra'l, by th'Almighty led,
(Enrich'd with their Oppressor's Spoil)
From Egypt march'd, and Jacob's Seed
From Bondage in a foreign Soil;

2 JEHOVAH, for his Residence,
Chose out Imperial Judah's Tent,
His Mansion Royal, and from thence
Through Israel's Camp his Orders sent.

3 The distant Sea with Terror saw,
And from th'Almighty's Presence fled;
Old Jordan's Streams surpriz'd with Awe,
Retreated to their Fountain's Head.

4 The taller Mountains skipp'd like Rams,
When Danger near the Fold they hear;
The Hills skipp'd after them like Lambs,
Affrighted by their Leader's Fear.

5 O Sea, what made your Tide withdraw,
And naked leave your oozy Bed?
Why Jordan, against Nature's Law,
Recoild'st thou to thy Fountain's Head?

6 Why, Mountains did ye skip like Rams,
When Danger does approach the Fold?
Why after you, the Hills like Lambs,
When they their Leader's Flight behold?

7 Earth tremble on; well may'st thou fear
Thy LORD and Maker's Face to see;
When Jacob's awful GOD draws near,
'Tis Time for Earth and Seas to flee.

8 To flee from GOD, who Nature's Law
Confirms and cancels at his Will;
Who Springs, from flinty Rocks, can draw,
And thirsty Vales with Water fill.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #CXIV

Text Information

First Line: When Israel by the Almighty led
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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