ISAIAH 42:10

The root word ‘shir’ שיר, song is found hundrends of times in the Bible, and Biblical personalities had strong ties to song: Saul with his music, David with his harp, and the Levites singing in the Temple. It is also no coincidence that the gematria (Hebrew alphabet and number correspondance) of ‘song’, shir, is equal to that of the root of the word for prayer, תפילה, tefillah. Music is a force of elevation for the intense feelings connected to prayer. At times the melody attached to the words produce as strong feelings as the words themselves.