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  Sound The Loud Timbrel-Miriam's Song  

 

"And Miriam, the Prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in
        her band; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with
        dances."
        --Exod. xv. 20.

Sound the loud Timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea!
JEHOVAH has triumphed--his people are free.
Sing--for the pride of the Tyrant is broken,
    His chariots, his horsemen, all splendid and brave--
How vain was their boast, for the LORD hath but spoken,
    And chariots and horsemen are sunk in the wave.
Sound the loud Timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea;
JEHOVAH has triumphed--his people are free.

Praise to the Conqueror, praise to the LORD!
His word was our arrow, his breath was our sword--
Who shall return to tell Egypt the story
    Of those she sent forth in the hour of her pride?
For the LORD hath looked out from his pillar of glory,[2]
    And all her brave thousands are dashed in the tide.
Sound the loud Timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea,
JEHOVAH has triumphed--his people are free!

       - Sir Thomas Moore


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