When Israel escaped Egypt –
that is, Jacob’s descendants from those with forked tongues –
Judah was where to find God;
Israel was God’s country.
The sea fled before them,
And the River Jordan also swept back.
The mountains jumped out of the way like rams,
And the hills scattered like lambs.
Why, sea, did you flee?
Why, River, did you sweep back?
Why, mountains, did you jump?
Why, hills, did you scatter?
Quake before God, O earth!
Quake before Jacob’s God,
Who turned rock to water
And made flint-stone gush with water.