1 When the Israelites escaped from Egypt-- when the family of Jacob left that foreign land--
2 the land of Judah became God's sanctuary, and Israel became his kingdom.
3 The Red Sea* saw them coming and hurried out of their way! The water of the Jordan River turned away.1
4 The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs!
5 What's wrong, Red Sea, that made you hurry out of their way? What happened, Jordan River, that you turned away?
6 Why, mountains, did you skip like rams? Why, little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Israel.*2
8 He turned the rock into pools of water; yes, springs of water came from solid rock.
Read Psalms 115