1. When Israel escaped from Egypt’s reach, / And Jacob’s house from people of strange speech, / The earth in terror trembled. / God’s sanctuary Judah then became / And Israel His dominion, in the Name / Of Him, their LORD, assembled. /
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 shook and skipped like frightened / rams; / The hills were tottering and hid like lambs / In fear and consternation.
W. van der Kamp, 1961