This piece has become the most well-known German-Jewish composition due to its use as a wedding hymenial. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch zt'l commissioned the local Frankfurt composer I.M. Japhet to write a tune for this psalm that is recited at the end of the Maariv on Motzi Shabassos (the conclusion of Sabbath). He felt that a song at the end of the prayer would discourage people from leaving early. This tune was born.

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