The great battle had been fought. The great victory had been won. The children of Israel had no part in that battle. They had a part, however, in the celebration of the victory. They stood still. They saw the salvation of God. The Lord did fight for them, and they did hold their peace. Now, however, there was no holding of their peace as hundreds of thousands of lips parted and burst forth into a great glory song of triumph and victory, the song of Moses.
But I hear a song that is louder and stronger in its vehemence and its volume than the Song of Israel. It is sung on the edge of the sea of glass, and it is like the sound of many waters and of great thunders. “They sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb” [Revelation15:3].
It, too, is a song of triumph. It celebrates a victory which we will enjoy forever, but which we had no part in obtaining. The Lamb has fought. He has won our eternal salvation. And thus we sing His praise forever.
Come let us join our cheerful songs
With angels round the throne;
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
But all their joys are one.
“Worthy the Lamb that He died,” they cry,
“To be exalted thus.”
“Worthy the Lamb,” our lips reply.
“For He was slain for us.”
Jesus is worthy to receive
Honour and power divine;
And blessing more than we can give,
Be, Lord, forever Thine.
[Dr. Ian Paisley in Footprints of Faith