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Bondage and Deliverance

Representative Text

1 When Israel out of Egypt went,
from people of a speech unknown,
the LORD among His people dwelt,
and there He set His royal throne.

2 The sea beheld and fled away,
the Jordan's waters backward turned,
the lofty mountains and the hills
with trembling awe our God discerned.

3 What aileth thee, O troubled sea?
Thou Jordan, why thy riven tide?
Ye mountains and ye little hills,
why thus dismayed on every side?

4 O tremble, earth, before the LORD,
in presence of Jehovah fear,
beneath whose touch the flinty rock
became a fount of waters clear.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #114

Text Information

First Line: When Israel out of Egypt went, From people of a speech unknown
Title: Bondage and Deliverance
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain





Initially Luther used the folk melody associated with his first stanza as the tune for this hymn. Later he composed this new tune for his text. VOM HIMMEL HOCH was first published in Valentin Schumann's Geistliche Lieder in 1539. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used Luther's melody in three places in his wel…

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The Cyber Hymnal #7369
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Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #114


The Cyber Hymnal #7369

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P114a

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