When Israel Fled from Egypt Land
Composer Emily Brink/Jan Overduin
Text Psalm 114; Henrietta Ten Harmsel
Voicing TTBB, children's choir or soloist, keyboard, opt. flute
Church Season Lent
Scripture references Psalm 114
Length 1' 45" Price $1.10 (U.S.) Released 2/95
Catalog no. 241-114 Difficulty Moderately easy
Description A psalm setting for men's chorus with the option of involving a children's choir.
When Israel fled from Egypt land,
from foreign tongue and cruel hand,
the Lord took Judah for his home
and Israel for his very own.
The sea rolled back to form dry land,
the Jordan fled at God's command.
The mountains skipped like joyful rams,
the little hills like playful lambs.
What made you part, O mighty sea?
Why, Jordan, did you turn to flee?
Why mountains, skip like joyful rams?
And little hills, like playful lambs?
Now tremble earth, the Lord is near;
bow down and see your God appear.
His mighty makes springs to gush and glow;
from flint the cooling waters flow.
Text: Psalm 114; vers. Henrietta Ten Harmsel