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When Israel out of Egypt came

When Israel out of Egypt came

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When Israel out of Egypt came,
And left the proud oppressor's land,
Supported by the great I AM,
Safe in the hollow of his hand,
The Lord in Israel reigned alone,
And Judah was his favorite throne.

2 The sea beheld his power, and fled,
Disparted by the wondrous rod;
Jordan ran backward to its head,
And Sinai felt th' incumbent God;
The mountains skipped like frightened rams,
The hills leaped after them as lambs.

3 What ailed thee, O thou trembling sea?
What horror turned the river back?
Was nature's God displeased with thee?
And why should hills or mountains shake?
Ye mountains huge, that skipped like rams!
Ye hills, that leaped as frightened lambs!

4 Earth, tremble on, with all thy sons,
In presence of thy awful Lord,
Whose power inverted nature owns,
Her only law his sovereign word:
He shakes the center with his rod,
And heaven bows down to Jacob's God.

5 Creation, varied by his hand,
The Omnipotent Jehovah knows;
The sea is turned to solid land,
The rock into a fountain flows:
And all things, as they change, proclaim
The Lord eternally the same.



Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #39

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d622

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d944

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d951

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d951

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #66

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d652

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #202

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #202

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #223

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A Collection of Hymns #L216

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A Collection of Hymns #202

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A Collection of Hymns #220

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #24

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Church Poetry #78b

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #75

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New Hymn and Tune book #267d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #267d

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #193

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The Heart and Voice #249c

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The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #81

The Sacred Lyre #d324

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The Voice of Praise #39

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The Zion Songster #244

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The Zion Songster #244

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