When Israel did depart

When Israel did depart

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1 When Isra'l did depart
Th' Egyptians from among:
The house of Jacob from a folk
That strangers were in tongue,
2 Judah his holy place,
His Lordship Isra'l was:
3 The sea saw, and it fled: and back
Was Jordan forc'd to pass.

4 The mountains skip'd aloft,
As if they had been rams:
The little hills they also leap'd,
As if they had been lambs.
5 Thou sea, what made thee fly?
Thou Jordan back to go?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skip'd like rams,
Like lambs ye hills also?

7 Before the Lord his face,
O tremble earth with fear:
When as the presence of the God
Of Jacob doth appear.
§ Who turn'd the stony rock
Into a wat'ry lake:
A water-running fountain he
Did of the flint-stone make.



Source: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: faithfully translated into English metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints...especially in New-England (25th ed) #PCXIV

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