Throughout Israel’s history the Sabbath served as a source of thanksgiving and praise in personal and corporate worship settings. Psalm 92 is an example of such a song—it reflects the delight of Sabbath observance and shows that this day is, ideally, one of joy, thanksgiving, and exultation:
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. …The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.” (Psalm 92:1-3, 12-15).