EXODUS 15:1b-13, 17-18
(CANTICLE OF MIRIAM AND MOSES)
METER:  77 77 77
SUGGESTED TUNE:  DIX
This is the meter for such hymns as "For the Beauty of the Earth"

1.  I will sing un-to the Lord,
    Who won glor-ious vic-to-ry;
    The horse and the rid-er he
    Has thrown down in-to the sea.
    Yah-weh is my strong de-fense,
    My song, and the one who saves.
2.  He's my God, I will praise him,
    My fore-bears' God I'll ex-alt.
    Yah-weh is a war-rior great,
    Yah-weh is his ho-ly name.
    Phar-aoh's char-iots and his host
    He has thrown in-to the sea.
3.  Phar-aoh's hand-picked of-fi-cers
    Are now in the Red Sea drowned.
    The deep sea has cov-ered them,
    They sank down just like a stone.
    Your right hand, O Lord, is strong,
    In-to bits you break the foe.
4.  In the great-ness of your pow'r
    You de-feat-ed all your foes;
    In your wrath you burned them up.
    With your breath you piled the sea;
    Wat-ers stood up in a heap,
    And the bot-tom firm became.
5.  Our foes said, "We will pur-sue,
    O-ver-take, di-vide the spoil.
    With them our de-sire we'll fill.
    We'll de-stroy them with the sword."
    Then you blew the sea o'er them,
    In the depths they sank like lead.
6.  Who, O Lord, is great as you
    A-mong all the oth-er gods?
    Who is like you, Lord our God,
    Won-der-ful in ho-li-ness?
    Who else does such might-y works
    And such mir-a-cles as you?
7.  You stretched out your strong right hand,
    And earth swal-lowed all your foes.
    You led out the ones you saved,
    Be-cause of your con-stant love,
    To your cho-sen dwell-ing place
    By your own al-might-y strength.
8.  You bring them in and you plant
    Them up-on your ho-ly hill.
    You bring them in-to the place
    That you've cho-sen for your home,
    Your own Tem-ple which you've built.
    God shall reign for-ev-er-more.

Stanzas 1-3 and 6-8 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 4-5 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2001 Dale A. Schoening.

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