When Israel Out of Egypt Went

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Music  Dwight Armstrong 

Common Metre Tunes

 1  When Isr'el out of Egypt went,
       and did his dwelling change,
    When Jacob's house went out from those
       that were of language strange,
    God Judah made to be his own,
       and Isr'el His domain.
    The sea it saw, and quickly fled,
       Jordan was driven back.

 2  Like rams the mountains, and like lambs
       the hills skipped to and fro.
    O sea, why turnest thou? Jordan, back
       why wast thou driven so?
    Ye mountains great, wherefore was it
       that ye did skip like rams?
    And wherefore was it, little hills,
       that ye did leap like lambs?

 3  O at the presence of the Lord,
       earth, trembled so for fear,
    While as the presence of the God
       of Jacob doth appear:
    Who from the hard and stony rock
       did pools of water bring;
    And by his pow'r he turned the flint
       into a water-spring.

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