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.

Christopher Idle from Psalm 114
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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Tune Choices: ACH BLEIB BEI UNS; IN EXITU or DANCING HILLS. When using an eight-line tune, omit verse 5