Meaning: Sing to the Lord!
Translit: shi•ru la•do•nai
Praising God by singing is a beautiful and heart-lifting way of worship. The call to do so is: shi•ru la•do•nai, sing to the Lord.
We witness this call at least 20 times in the Bible; most of these mentions are in Psalms, but not only. Here is a call by Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron:
“And Miriam answered them, ‘Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously,’”
Here is the Prophet Isaiah’s call:
“Sing to the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it; the islands, and their inhabitants”
The prophet, Jeremiah, finds saving the poor a reason for singing:
“Sing to the Lord, praise the Lord; for he has saved the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers”
Here is a universal call for all nations to sing to the Lord: