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.