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When Israel Egypt left

When Israel Egypt left

Published in 2 hymnals

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1 When Isr'el Egypt left,
and Jacob's family
Did from a barb'rous people there
march forth triumphantly;
2 Then Judah was ordain'd
to guard his holy place;
But the whole host of Israel
His choice dominion was.

3 The sea it saw, and fled;
and Jordan back did flow;
4 Like rams the mountains, and like lambs
the hills leap'd to and fro.
5 Thou sea! what made thee fly?
thou Jordan-back to flow?
6 Ye mountains leap like rams? ye hills
like lambs leap to and fro?

7 Before the mighty Lord
tremble O earth for fear,
While the dread presence of the God
of Jacob doth appear!
8 Who made the solid rock
melt into pools below;
To springs of water turn'd the flint,
and made the flint to flow.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PCXIV

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