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.