The Passion Translation
A Song for Passover
114 Many years ago the Jewish people escaped Egypt’s tyranny,
2 so that Israel, God’s people of praise,[a]
would become his holy sanctuary,
his kingdom on the earth.
3 The Red Sea waters saw them coming and ran the other way!
Then later, the Jordan River too
moved aside so that they could all pass through.
4 The land shuddered with fear.
Mountains and hills shook with dread.[b]
5 O sea, what happened to you to make you flee?
O Jordan, what was it that made you turn and run?
6 O mountains, what frightened you so?
And you hills, what made you shiver?
7 Tremble, O earth, for you are in the presence of the Lord,
the presence of the God of Jacob.
8 He splits open boulders and brings up bubbling water.
Gushing streams burst forth when he is near!