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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Sound the Loud Timbrel
By Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
 
        
Miriam’s Song
  
  “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.”
—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,        5
  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.        10
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,
  And all her brave thousands are dashed in the tide.
Sound the loud timbrel o’er Egypt’s dark sea:        15
Jehovah has triumphed—his people are free!
 
 
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