Israel in Egypt


1. Recitative (tenor)Edit
Now there arose a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph; and he set over Israel taskmasters to afflict them with burthens, and they made them serve with rigour.
(Exodus 1: 8, 11, 13)
2. Alto Solo and ChorusEdit
And the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and their cry came unto God. They oppressed them with burthens, and made them serve with rigour; and their cry came up unto God.
(Exodus 2: 23; Exodus. 1: 13)
3. Recitative (tenor)Edit
Then sent He Moses, His servant, and Aaron whom He had chosen; these shewed His signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
He turned their waters into blood.
(Psalm cv: 26, 27, 29)
4. ChorusEdit
They loathed to drink of the river. He turned their waters into blood.
(Exodus 7: 18; Psalm cv: 29)
5. Air (alto)Edit
Their land brought forth frogs, yea, even in their king's chambers.
(Psalm cv: 30)
He gave their cattle over to the pestilence; blotches and blains broke forth on man and beast.
(Exodus 11: 9, 10)
6. ChorusEdit
He spake the word, and there came all manner of flies and lice in all the quarters.
He spake; and the locusts came without number, and devoured the fruits of the ground.
(Psalm cv: 31, 34, 35)
7. ChorusEdit
He gave them hailstones for rain; fire mingled with the hail ran along upon the ground.
(Psalm cv: 32; Exodus 9: 23, 24)
8. ChorusEdit
He sent a thick darkness over the land, even darkness which might be felt.
(Exodus 10: 21)
9. ChorusEdit
He smote all the first-born of Egypt, the chief of all their strength.
(Psalm cv: 36, 37)
10. ChorusEdit
But as for His people, He led them forth like sheep: He brought them out with silver and gold; there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
(Psalm lxxviii: 53; Psalm cv: 37)
11. ChorusEdit
Egypt was glad when they departed, for the fear of them fell upon them.
12. ChorusEdit
He rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up. He led them through the deep as through a wilderness.
(Psalm cvi: 9)
But the waters overwhelmed their enemies, there was not one of them left.
(Psalm cvi: 11)
13. ChorusEdit
And Israel saw that great work that the Lord did upon the Egyptians; and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses.
(Exodus xiv: 31)


14. ChorusEdit
Moses and the children of Israel sung 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.
(Exodus xv: 1)
15. Duet (soprano 1 & 2)Edit
The Lord is my strength and my song; He is become my salvation.
(Exodus xv: 2)
16. ChorusEdit
He is my god, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt Him.
(Exodus xv: 2)
17. Duet (bass 1 & 2)Edit
The Lord is a man of war: Lord is His name. Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea; his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
(Exodus xv: 3, 4)
18. ChorusEdit
The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
(Exodus xv: 5)
19. ChorusEdit
Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power; Thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
(Exodus xv: 6)
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.
(Exodus xv: 7)
20. ChorusEdit
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.
(Exodus xv: 8)
21. Air (tenor)Edit
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.
(Exodus xv: 9)
22. Air (soprano)Edit
Thou didst blow with the wind, the sea covered them; they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
(Exodus xv: 10)
23. ChorusEdit
Who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the gods. Who is like Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Thou strechedst out Thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
(Exodus xv: 11, 12)
24. Duet (alto and tenor)Edit
Thou in Thy mercy hast led forth Thy people which Thou hast redeemed; Thou hast guided them in Thy strength unto Thy holy habitation.
(Exodus xv: 13)
25. ChorusEdit
The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on them: all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away: by the greatness of Thy arm they shall be as still as a stone; till Thy people pass over, O Lord, which Thou hast purchased.
(Exodus xv: 14, 15, 16)
26. Air (alto)Edit
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.
(Exodus xv: 17)
27a. ChorusEdit
The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.
(Exodus xv: 18)
28. Recitative (tenor)Edit
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.
(Exodus xv: 19)
27b. Double ChorusEdit
The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.
(Exodus xv: 18)
29. Recitative (tenor)Edit
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. And Miriam answered them: —
(Exodus xv: 20, 21)
30. Soprano Solo and ChorusEdit
Sing ye to the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.
(Exodus xv: 21)


This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.


Israel in Egypt