The Song of Miriam

Exodus 15:20–21

Works of art by Unknown artist, Luca Giordano, and Wilhelm Hensel
Commentaries by Siobhán Dowling Long

Exodus 15:20–21

Bible passage (Revised Standard Version)

20Then Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing. 21And Miriam sang to them: 

“Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;

the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”