1 When Israel fled from Egypt
and Jacob's people left that foreign land,
then Judah was God's temple,
and Israel was the treasure in his hand.
2 The Red Sea looked, and wondered;
the Jordan halted in its winding way.
the mountains danced in gladness,
the hills began to skip like lambs for joy.
3 O sea, why did you falter?
And why, O river, did you turn around?
You hills and mountains, tell us
why with your dancing did you shake the ground?
4 You lands and waters, tremble!
The Lord, the God of Jacob, has come near;
he turns the rocks to rivers
and from the stones the living streams appear.
5 All glory to the Father
and to the Son, our Saviour, Christ the Lord,
and to the Holy Spirit,
one God, your name be ceaselessly adored.