Let songs of victory resound from the people of God!

BibleGateway: Exodus 15:1-21

ESV Text: Exodus 15:1-21

Exodus 15:1–21 (Listen)

The Song of Moses

15:1 Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying,

  “I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;
    the horse and his rider1 he has thrown into the sea.
  The LORD is my strength and my song,
    and he has become my salvation;
  this is my God, and I will praise him,
    my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
  The LORD is a man of war;
    the LORD is his name.

  “Pharaoh’s chariots and his host he cast into the sea,
    and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea.
  The floods covered them;
    they went down into the depths like a stone.
  Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power,
    your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.
  In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries;
    you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble.
  At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up;
    the floods stood up in a heap;
    the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
  The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake,
    I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
    I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.’
10   You blew with your wind; the sea covered them;
    they sank like lead in the mighty waters.

11   “Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods?
    Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
    awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
12   You stretched out your right hand;
    the earth swallowed them.

13   “You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
    you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
14   The peoples have heard; they tremble;
    pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
15   Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed;
    trembling seizes the leaders of Moab;
    all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16   Terror and dread fall upon them;
    because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone,
  till your people, O LORD, pass by,
    till the people pass by whom you have purchased.
17   You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain,
    the place, O LORD, which you have made for your abode,
    the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
18   The LORD will reign forever and ever.”

19 For when the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the people of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. 20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. 21 And Miriam sang to them:

  “Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;
  the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”


[1] 15:1 Or its chariot; also verse 21


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 15

     1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. 2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. 4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. 5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. 6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. 10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters. 11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them. 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation. 14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina. 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased. 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established. 18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever. 19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea. 20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 192:
Awake, my Heart, with Gladness

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Awake, my heart, with gladness, 
See what today is done, 
Now after gloom and sadness 
Comes forth the glorious Sun! 
My Savior there was laid 
Where our bed must be made 
When to the realms of light 
Our spirit wings its flight. 

2. The Foe in triumph shouted 
When Christ lay in the tomb, 
But, lo, he now is routed, 
His boast is turned to gloom. 
For Christ again is free; 
In glorious victory 
He who is strong to save 
Has triumphed o’er the grave. 

3. This is a sight that gladdens; 
What peace it doth impart! 
Now nothing ever saddens 
The joy within my heart; 
No gloom shall ever shake, 
No foe shall ever take, 
The hope which God’s own Son 
In love for me hath won. 

4. Now hell, its prince, the devil, 
Of all their power are shorn; 
Now I am safe from evil, 
And sin I laugh to scorn. 
Grim death with all his might 
Cannot my soul affright; 
He is a powerless form, 
Howe’er he rave and storm. 

5. The world against me rageth, 
Its fury I disdain; 
Though bitter war it wageth, 
Its work is all in vain. 
My heart from care is free, 
No trouble troubles me. 
Misfortune now is play, 
And night is bright as day. 

6. Now I will cling forever 
To Christ, my Savior true; 
My Lord will leave me never, 
Whate’er He passes through. 
He rends Death’s iron chain, 
He breaks through sin and pain, 
He shatters hell’s dark thrall,- 
I follow through it all. 

7. To halls of heavenly splendor 
With Him I penetrate; 
And trouble ne’er may hinder 
Nor make me hesitate. 
Let tempests rage at will, 
My Savior shields me still; 
He grants abiding peace 
And bids all tumult cease. 

8. He brings me to the portal 
That leads to bliss untold 
Whereon this rime immortal 
Is found in script of gold: 
“Who there My cross hath shared 
Finds here a crown prepared; 
Who there with Me has died 
Shall here be glorified.”