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The Story (Exodus 15)

by Sarah Detweiler on August 06, 2019

GENESIS has been trekking through the book of Exodus week by week for the last 6 months, and today (Sunday, August 11th) we arrived at chapter 15! It's a pivotal moment in the narrative of deliverance for the Israelites in which they stop, post-Red Sea miracle, to memorialize what the Lord has done to free them from their slavery to the Egyptians. It's a moment the GENESIS Worship team has been eagerly anticipating for a few months now. 

Like the Israelites, we felt it important to mark this sermon series, and this story specifically, with song. 'The Story (Exodus 15)' is our offering of remembrance and worship to the Lord drawn explicitly from the text we heard preached this morning. We hope you enjoyed singing it together today, and will continue to sing it as a testimony to the greatness of our God. 

Below you will find the full Scripture passage from the ESV and the song lyrics for 'The Story (Exodus 15).' Enjoy!

Exodus 15:1-18 | | The Song of Moses
Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying,
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
my father's God, and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a man of war;
the Lord is his name.

“Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea,
and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea.
The floods covered them;
they went down into the depths like a stone.
Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power,
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries;
you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble.
At 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.
The 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.’
You blew with your wind; the sea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty waters.

“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
You stretched out your right hand;
the earth swallowed them.

“You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
The peoples have heard; they tremble;
pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed;
trembling seizes the leaders of Moab;
all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
Terror and dread fall upon them;
because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone,
till your people, O Lord, pass by,
till the people pass by whom you have purchased.
You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain,
the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
The Lord will reign forever and ever.”

The Story (Exodus 15)
I will sing unto the Lord
For the triumph of his name
All my foes he’s overthrown
For the glory of his reign 

We’ll sing the story of all you’ve done
We’ll know the glory of your love

By the greatness of your strength
All my enemies fall down
It’s your power on display
Let the nations all resound

Who is like our Lord
Author of wonders, author of wonders
Who is like our God
Awesome in power, awesome in power
Who is like I AM
Calling the sinners, calling the sinners
Who is like our King
Reigning forever, reigning forever