When Israel left Egypt,
when the family of Jacob left a foreign nation behind,
Judah became his sanctuary,
Israel his kingdom.
The sea looked and fled;
the Jordan River turned back.
The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs.
Why do you flee, O sea?
Why do you turn back, O Jordan River?
Why do you skip like rams, O mountains,
like lambs, O hills?
Tremble, O earth, before the Lord –
before the God of Jacob,
who turned a rock into a pool of water,
a hard rock into springs of water!