1 When Israel to their native fields return'd,
And left the barb'rous lands, where long they 'ad mourn'd
2 Their God protectful led them in the way,
And o'er their camp his banners did display:
3 The troubled sea beheld him, and sh fled;
Flow'd back th' affrighted Jordan to his head;
4 The lofty hills from their foundations mov'd;
Like sportive flocks along the plains, they rov'd.
5 What saw the sea, that she so sudden fled?
Why roll'd his streams stunn'd Jordan to his head?
6 Why did the hills from their foundations move?
Why, like the flocks, along the pastures, rove?
7 Why? 'Cause all earth was at his presence aw'd,
And trembled when she saw th' almighty God;
S Who turn'd the rock into a living stream,
Who gave the word, and strait the waters came.