The First Hoos

English Midnight Praises - 1

St. Anthony Monastery, California


Amen Alleluia, Kerie leison, Kerie leison, Kerie lesion.

Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke saying, "Let us sing to the Lord for He has triumphed gloriously."

The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea, the Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.

He is my God and I will glorify 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 army He has cast into the sea.

His chosen captains also drowned, in the Red Sea.

The depths have covered them, they sank to the bottom like a stone.

Your right hand O Lord, has become glorious in power. Your right hand O Lord, has dashed the enemy in pieces.

And in the greatness of Your excellence, You have overthrown those who rose against You. You sent forth Your wrath, it consumed them like stubble.

And with the blast of Your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the flood stood upright like a heap, and the depths congealed in the heart of the sea.

The enemy said, "I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil, my desire shall be satisfied on them, I will draw my sword, and 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, glorified in his saints, amazing in glory, performing wonders.

You stretched out Your right hand, the earth swallowed them. You in Your mercy, have led forth the people whom You have redeemed. You have guided them in Your strength, to Your holy habitation.

The people will hear and be afraid, sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of Palestine.

Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed, the mighty men of Moab trembling, will take hold of them.

All the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away, fear and dread will fall on them.

By the greatness of Your arm, they will be as still as a stone, till Your people pass over O Lord, till Your people pass over, whom You have purchased.

You will bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, in the place O Lord, which You have made for Your own dwelling.

Your sanctuary O Lord, which Your hands have established, the Lord shall reign forever and ever.

For the horses of Pharaoh, went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea.

And the Lord brought back the waters of the sea on them, but the children of Israel went on dry land, in the midst of the sea.

Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her, with timbrels and with praises.

And Miriam answered them saying, "Let us sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously".

The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea. "Let us sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously."