1 When Israel went out of Egypt,
Jacob's house from a barbarous people,
2 God chose Judah for himself,
Israel became his kingdom.
3 The sea saw it, and fled,
Jordan river ran backwards.
4 Mountains skipped like rams,
hills like the young of the flock.
5 Why, sea, do you flee?
Jordan, why run backwards?
6 Mountains, why skip ram-like?
Why, hills, like the young of the flock?
7 Earth, tremble before the Lord,
at the presence of Jacob's God,
8 who turns rocks into pools of water,
and flint into fountains of water.