“See! God is my salvation.
I am confident and unafraid;
for Yah Adonai is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation!”
Then you will joyfully draw water
from the springs of salvation.
On that day you will say,
“Give thanks to Adonai! Call on his name!
Make his deeds known among the peoples,
declare how exalted is his name.
Sing to Adonai, for he has triumphed —
this is being made known throughout the earth.
Shout and sing for joy,
you who live in Tziyon;
for the Holy One of Isra’el
is with you in his greatness!”
At first reading, it’s actually interesting to me how much this seems like a Psalm. But then you think about what made Psalms what they were – the singing and interpretation of King David. And how many verses in Isaiah have been set to music? I don’t think I can read any passage of Isaiah and not come across a song I’ve learned. Here’s a lovely song for this particular passage:
It makes sense that a challenge leading up to Thanksgiving is about thanksgiving, praise and joy.