When Isr'l was from Egypt freed, And from strange language, Jacob's seed

When Isr'l was from Egypt freed, And from strange language, Jacob's seed

Author: John Barnard
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1. When Israel was from Egypt freed,
And from strange language Jacob's seed;
2. Then Judah bore his sacred name,
And king in Israel he became.
3. The sea saw this; amazed fled;
Jordan drove backward to it's head.
4. The mountains skipped about, like rams;
The little hills, like frighted lambs.

5. What ailed thee, O thou roaring sea,
That thou, in such a fright, didst flee?
Wherefore old Jordan, did thy tide,
Rowl back, and to it's fountain glide?
6. What terrors, ye fixed mountains, struck;
That ye, like rams, so skipped and shook?
Why leapt ye little hills, like lambs,
That fly for shelter to their dams?

7. Well may the mounts, and every flood,
Bow, and retire, before their God.
Tremble, O all the earth, with fear;
Jehovah, Jacob's God, is here.
8. Who, by his power, the rocks can break,
And turn them to a watery lake;
From flinty dry rocks, by a word,
Fountains of waters can afford.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

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First Line: When Isr'l was from Egypt freed, And from strange language, Jacob's seed
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1752
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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