Refrain:    Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord.

1    When Israel came out of Egypt,  

the house of Jacob from a people of a strange tongue,

2    Judah became his sanctuary,  

Israel his dominion.

3    The sea saw that, and fled;  

Jordan was driven back.

4    The mountains skipped like rams,  

the little hills like young sheep. [R]

5    What ailed you, O sea, that you fled?  

O Jordan, that you were driven back?

6    You mountains, that you skipped like rams,  

you little hills like young sheep?

7    Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,  

at the presence of the God of Jacob,

8    Who turns the hard rock into a pool of water,  

the flint-stone into a springing well.

Refrain:    Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord.

Strike the rock of our hard hearts, O God,

and let our tears of joy and sorrow

mould us to bear the imprint of your love,

given in Christ our risen Lord.


Common Worship: Daily Prayer, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2005 and published by Church House Publishing.

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