The Song of Moses, Victory at the Red Sea

Exodus 15:1-4

Then sang Moses and the children of Israel
this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying,
I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
The LORD is my strength and song,
and he is become my salvation:
he is my God,
and I will prepare him an habitation;
my father’s God,
and I will exalt him.
The LORD is a man of war:
the LORD is his name.
Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea:
his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea

from Clarke’s Commentary:
Dr. Kennicott’s translation and arrangement of the song of Moses.

“I shall now give what appears to me to be an exact translation of this whole song: –

Moses. Part I
1. I will sing to Jehovah, for he hath triumphed gloriously;
The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2. My strength and my song is Jehovah;
And he is become to me for salvation:
This is my God, and I will celebrate him;
The God of my father, and I will exalt him.
3. (Perhaps a chorus sung by the men)
Jehovah is mighty in battle
Jehovah is his name!

(Chorus, by Miriam and the women.
Perhaps sung first in this place. )
O sing ye to Jehovah, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

Moses. Part II
4. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea;
And his chosen captains are drowned in the Red Sea.
5. The depths have covered them, they went down;
(They sank) to the bottom as a stone.
6. Thy right hand, Jehovah, is become glorious in power;
Thy right hand, Jehovah, dasheth in pieces the enemy.
7. And in the greatness of thine excellence thou overthrowest them that rise against thee.
Thou sendest forth thy wrath, which consumeth them as stubble.
8. Even at the blast of thy displeasure the waters are gathered together;
The floods stand upright as a heap,
Congealed are the depths in the very heart of the sea.

O sing ye to Jehovah, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea
Chorus by the women.

Moses. Part III
9. The enemy said: ‘I will pursue, I shall overtake;
I shall divide the spoil, my soul shall be satiated with them;
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.’
10. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them;
They sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11. Who is like thee among the gods, O Jehovah?
Who is like thee, glorious in holiness!
12. Fearful in praises; performing wonders!
Thou stretchest out thy right hand, the earth swalloweth them!
13. Thou in thy mercy leadest the people whom thou hast redeemed;
Thou in thy strength guidest to the habitation of thy holiness!

O sing ye to Jehovah, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Chorus by the women.

Moses. Part IV
14. The nations have heard, and are afraid;
Sorrow hath seized the inhabitants of Palestine.
15. Already are the dukes of Edom in consternation,
And the mighty men of Moab, trembling hath seized them;
All the inhabitants of Canaan do faint.
16. Fear and dread shall fall upon them;
Through the greatness of thine arm they shall be still as a stone.
17. Till thy people, Jehovah, pass over [Jordan];
Till the people pass over whom thou hast redeemed.
18. Thou shalt bring them and plant them in the mount of thine inheritance:
The place for thy rest which thou, Jehovah, hast made;
The sanctuary, Jehovah, which thy hands have established.

Grand Chorus by All.
Jehovah for ever and ever shall reign.”

Psalm 118:6
The LORD is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?

Fear Not . . . Today

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