From the recording Singing Through the Night


Chorus: I put my foot forward and the water drew back x3And we marched forth on dry landI was younger than adult, older than childHalfway between obedient and wildMoses sent me up to the front of the packWe could hear Pharaoh’s army hot on our track     Well we walked right up to the shore of the sea We got to cross it if we want to be freeRaised in the desert, never learned how to swimHere's Moses' voice telling us, “Just jump right in”We watched while Moses stretched out his arm And he promised the water wouldn't do us any harmBut the waves gave no reply, there was no change in the seaSo my friends turned from Moses and they all looked at meAs we stood there in silence I could hear my heart beat We couldn’t go forward and we couldn’t retreatAs the waves leaped and beckoned I could suddenly seeHow to release the miracle that would set us all freeI stretched my toes toward in the water - and instead they touched sandAnd I shifted my balance onto dry landAnd as I led the way forward the path grew and grewTil the waves split apart and we marched right throughAs the last of our tribe set foot on the far shore Our miraculous passage wasn't needed any moreAs Pharaoh's army drew near, we saw the water-walls fall Horses, riders and chariots, the sea swallowed them all    So don't wait by the shore for the waters to part … Find the miracle deep in your heartTake your first step forward holding hands with your fearAnd the waves will draw back and your path will appear