Chorus: And the women dancing with their timbrels

Followed Miriam as she sang her song

Sing a song to the One whom we’ve exalted

Miriam and the women danced, and danced the whole night long

And Miriam was a weaver of unique variety

The tapestry she wove was one which sang our history

With every strand and every thread she crafted her delight

A woman touched with spirit, she dances toward the light


When Miriam stood upon the shore and gazed across the sea

The wonder of this miracle she soon came to believe

Whoever thought the sea would part with an outstretched hand

And we would pass through freedom and march to the promised land


And Miriam the prophet took her timbrel in her hand

And all the women followed her, just as she had planned

And Miriam raised her voice in song, she sang with praise and might,

“We’ve just lived through a miracle, we’re going to dance tonight.”

haggadah Section: Songs
Source: Words and Music by Debbie Friedman