This piece is one of four pieces in the octavo Shirei Shabbat ("Sabbath Songs"). Included in the octavo are Yom Zeh M'chubad, Yism'chu, Yih'yu L'ratson, and Adon Olam.
These four texts from the Sabbath Evening service reflect powerful components of the Jewish liturgy. Yom Zeh M'chubad and Yism'chu are but two of many texts which describe the Sabbath Day, a day of great importance in Jewish life. The Sabbath is the "Queen of Days," a day of freedom and peace, a day of celebration and reflection, reverence and prayer.
The pieces may be performed in services or in concert by solo voice or choirs of practically any size or distribution of parts.