1. Alleluia! When Israel came out of Egypt, the family of Jacob from a people of foreign language,

2. Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his possession.

3. At his sight the sea fled and the Jordan retreated;

4. the mountains skipped like rams, the hills frolicked like lambs.

5. Why is it, sea, that you flee? Jordan, that you turn back?

6. Mountains, that you skip like rams? Hills, that you frolic like lambs?

7. Tremble, O earth, at your Master's presence, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

8. who turned the rock into a stream, and the flint into a spring.




“Para que se preocupar com o caminho pelo qual Jesus quer que você chegue à pátria celeste – pelo deserto ou pelo campo – quando tanto por um como por outro se chegará da mesma forma à beatitude eterna?” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina