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Prelude

MEN

Ilear, 0 ye kings

WOMEN

Give ear, 0 ye princex

MEN

1, even I, will sing unto the Lord

WOMEN

I will ning praise to the Lord, the Ciod of Israel.

Apostrophic

Tutti

Lord, when thou wentest forth out of Seir,

When thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped,

Yea, the clouds dropped water. The mountains flowed down at the presence of the Lord. Hven yon Sinai at the presence of the Lord, the God

of Israel.

1. The Dcsolation

MEN

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath,

In the days of Jnel,
The highways were occupied,

And the travelers walked through byways;
The rulers ceased in Israel,

They ceased

WOMEN

. Until tbat I, Deborah, arose,

That I arose ir mother in Israel.

They chose new gods;

Then was war in the gates:
Was there a shield or spear seen

Among forty thousand in Israel?

Refrain Enlarged

MEY

My heart is toward the governors of Israel

WOMEN

Ve that offered yourselves willingly among the people

Tutti

Bless ye the Lord.

MEX

Tell of it, ye that ride on white asses,
Ye that sit on richi carpets,

dni ve that walk by the waly :

WOMEN

Far from the noise of archers,

In the places of drawing water:

Tutli

There shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord,

Even the righteous acts of his rule in Israel.

II. The Nl118tepe

Tutti

Then the people of the Lord went down to the gatos-

MEN

I wake, nwake, Deboral,

I wake, awake, utter it song :

WOMEN Arise, Barak,

And lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.

- Tutti

Then came down a remnant of the nobles,
The people of the Lord came down for me agrinst

the mighty.

WOMEN

Out of Ephraim came down they whose root is in

Amalek

MEN

After thee, Benjamin, among thy peoples

WOMEN

Out of Macbir came down governors.

MEN

And out of Zebulun they that handle the marshal's

stall

WOMEN

And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah

MEN

AN Wan Issachar, so was Barak:

Tutli

Into the valley they rushed forth at his feet.

MEN

By the watercourses of Reuben

There were great resolves of heart.

WOMEN

Why satest thou among the sheepfolds,

To hear the pipinge for the flocky?

MEN

At the watercourses of Reuben

There were great searchings of heart!

WOMEN

Gilead abode beyond Jordan

MEN

And Dan, why did he remain in ships?

WOMEN

Asher sat still at the haven of the sea,

And abode by his crecks.

MEN

Zebulun was a people that compared their lives innti

the death, And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.

111. The Butllc and Rout

Strophc

MEY

The kings came and fought;

Then fought the kings of Canaan,
In Taanach by the waters of Megildo

They took no gain of money!

Antistrophe

WOMEN

They fought from heaven,

The stars in their course's fought against Siscra. The river Kishon swept them away,

That ancient river, the river Kishon!

Strophc

MEN

O my soul, march on with strength!

Then did the horsehoofs stamp
By reason of the pransing,
The prandings of their strong ones.

Antistrophe

WOMEN

Curse ye, Merož, said the angel of the Lord,

Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; Because they came not to the help of the Lord,

To the belp of the Lord against the mighty!

IV. The Retribution

Strophe

MEN

Blessed above women shall Jael be, the wise of Hcber

the Kenite, Blessed shall she be above women in the tent! Ile asked water, and she gave him milk;

She brought him butter in a lordly dish. She put her hand to the mail,

And her right and to the workman's hammer; And with the hammer she smote Sisera.

She smote through his head,

Yea, sbe pierced and struck through his temples. At her feet he bowell,' he fell, he lay: At her feet he bowell, he fell: Where he bowed, there he fell down dead!

Antistrophe

WOMEN
Through the window she looked forth, and cried,

The mother of Sinera, through the lattice,

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