Wisdom Freed From A Nation Of Oppressors


Wisdom freed from a nation of oppressors
a holy people and a blameless race;

She entered the soul of a servant of the Lord,
withstood dread rulers with wonders and signs.

To the saints she gave the reward of their labors,
and led them by a marvelous way;

She was their shelter by day
and a blaze of stars by night.

She brought them across the Red Sea,
she led them through mighty waters;

But their enemies she swallowed in the waves
and spewed them out from the depths of the abyss.

And then, Lord, the righteous sang hymns to your Name,
and praised with one voice your protecting hand;

For Wisdom opened the mouths of the mute,
and gave speech to the tongues of a newborn people.