Easy Play Psalm 114

Strasbourg, 1539 / Geneva, 1543

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Psalm 114



1. When Israel went where Egypt could not reach,
and Jacob’s house fled people of strange speech,
the earth in terror trembled.
God’s sanctuary Judah then became,
and Israel he chose as his domain;
their enemies he humbled.

2. The waves rolled back, the sea fled at the sight,
the Jordan turned its waters back in fright;
dread came on all creation.
The mountains quaked and skipped like frightened rams;
the hills jumped up and shook like shivering lambs
in fear and consternation.

3. Why was it that you ran away, O sea?
O Jordan, why did you turn back and flee?
Why all this consternation?
Why, mountains, did you skip like frightened rams?
And hills, what made you shake like shivering lambs
with fear and trepidation?

4. Before the LORD, O earth, tremble in fear,
as when the God of Jacob once drew near
on Horeb’s holy mountain.
He turned the rock into a sparkling stream;
the granite cliffs he made with cascades gleam
from newborn spring and fountain.

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