When Israel left Egypt, the house of Jacob [left] a people of a strange tongue
Judah became His holy nation, Israel His dominion.
The sea saw and fled; the Jordan turned backward.
The mountains danced like rams, hills like young sheep.
What frightens you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn backward?
You mountains, that you dance like rams; you hills, like young sheep?
From before the Master, Who created the earth, from before the God of Jacob,...