For with every shudder of my weeping was a prayer,
A psalm that could not be sung without tears.
In the salt of my tears was my resolve,
And in my breath was a testament of Your covenant with IsraelLit. ''the one who struggles with God.'' Israel means many things. It is first used with reference to Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel (Genesis 32:29), the one who struggles with God. Jacob's children, the Jewish people, become B'nai Israel, the children of Israel. The name also refers to the land of Israel and the State of Israel.,
My heart was heavy with the hatred laid upon my shoulders.