The Song At the Sea

I was just thinking about this awesome song the Children of Israel sang at the shore of the Sea of Reeds. This song is part of our Shabbat morning davening.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. The LORD is a Man of War: the LORD is His Name.

4. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea: his
chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.

5. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.

6. Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right
hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

7. And in the greatness of Thine excellency Thou hast overthrown them
that rose up against Thee: Thou sentest forth Thy wrath, which
consumed them as stubble.

8. And with the blast of Thy nostrils the waters were gathered
together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were
congealed in the heart of the sea.

9. The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the
spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon 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 unto Thee, O LORD, among the heavenly powers? Who is like Thee,
glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

12. Thou stretchedst out Thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

13. Thou in Thy Mercy hast led forth the people which Thou hast
redeemed: Thou hast guided them in Thy Strength unto Thy Holy

14. The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on
the inhabitants of Palestina.

15. Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab,
trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan
shall melt away.

16. Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm
they shall be as still as a stone; till Thy people pass over, O
LORD, till the people pass over, which Thou hast purchased.

17. Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine
inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee
to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have

18. The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.

19. For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his
horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of
the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in
the midst of the sea.

20. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in
her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and
with dances.

21. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for He hath
triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into
the sea.

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