The Song of Moses
1Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.2The Lord is my strength and my might,
and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
my father's God, and I will exalt him.3The Lord is a warrior;
the Lord is his name.
4“Pharaoh's chariots and his army he cast into the sea;
his picked officers were sunk in the Red Sea.5The floods covered them;
they went down into the depths like a stone.6Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power—
your right hand, O Lord, shattered the enemy.7In the greatness of your majesty you overthrew your adversaries;
you sent out your fury, it consumed them like stubble.8At 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.9The 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.’10You 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 splendor, doing wonders?12You stretched out your right hand,
the earth swallowed them.
13“In your steadfast love you led the people whom you redeemed;
you guided them by your strength to your holy abode.14The peoples heard, they trembled;
pangs seized the inhabitants of Philistia.15Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed;
trembling seized the leaders of Moab;
all the inhabitants of Canaan melted away.16Terror and dread fell upon them;
by the might of your arm, they became still as a stone
until your people, O Lord, passed by,
until the people whom you acquired passed by.17You brought them in and planted them on the mountain of your own possession,
the place, O Lord, that you made your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hands have established.18The Lord will reign forever and ever.”