A Passover Song
1 When the people of Israel left Egypt,
when Jacob's descendants left that foreign land,
2Judah became the Lord's holy people,
Israel became his own possession.
3 The Red Sea looked and ran away;
the Jordan River stopped flowing.
4The mountains skipped like goats;
the hills jumped around like lambs.
5What happened, Sea, to make you run away?
And you, O Jordan, why did you stop flowing?
6You mountains, why did you skip like goats?
You hills, why did you jump around like lambs?
7Tremble, earth, at the Lord's coming,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 who changes rocks into pools of water
and solid cliffs into flowing springs.