Day 19: Sing it {Tools for memorizing}


Today we add 2 more verses: Isaiah 12:4-5. 


4  And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.

5  “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.”
Isaiah 12:4-5 (ESV)


1  You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.

2  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

3  With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 12:1-3 (ESV)


1. Review Isaiah 12:1-3, twice each day, using 1st letters.
Say Isaiah 12:4-5, three to five times, twice each day.

Where can you put your 3×5 cards for Isaiah 12:4-5 so you will see them often this week?

The more you see them, even casually, the more likely you’ll be to memorize these verses (and they are good ones!).

2. Discover the root words for your new verses.

Take a few minutes to dig deeper into the individual words of your new verses. It’ll make the words more meaningful to you all week long as you memorize them.

You can use e-Sword. Or scroll and click over each word in Isaiah 12:4-5 online at StudyLight.

A few words of interest to me from Isaiah 12:4-5 . . .

  • (same as vs 1) “Give thanks” = yadah (H3034) = to use the hand; to revere; to worship with hands
  • “name” = shem (H8034) = a mark of individuality
  • “make known” = yada (H3045) = to know, to find out, to see, to know by experience
  • “proclaim” = dakar (H2142) = to mark, to remember, to mention

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* Sing it.

Set your words to music for a more sure way of memorizing them. We all know song lyrics from years ago; music makes words sticky.

You can create your own song with your verses or find one already written. Seeds Family Worship is a recommended source for family scripture memory in music. Search around for other options.


Don’t stop.

Really. I know what you’re thinking . . . I’m behind; I haven’t learned last week’s verses yet. I need to learn those better before I move on.

But honestly, if you wait until you have previous verses down, you may never move on. It’s better to keep going. You can always go back later and better learn the older verses. Every time you review, they’ll solidify more and more in your mind anyway.

Accept new words in a new week. Receive what God wants to give you this week as fresh manna prepared especially for you.


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Do you have a favorite song in scripture? Please share in the comments.


7 thoughts on “Day 19: Sing it {Tools for memorizing}

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Definitely keep the pressure off, Linda! Just take in the verses and enjoy them and soak in them. Whether or not we memorize each word is not as important as being blessed by the message that God is with us and is so good to us.

  1. Sharon

    I like the idea of singing as a memorization tool. I remember learning that anytime we can use more than one way of incorporating knowledge, we’ll be much more successful. I have an idea that this is one reason why Scripture-journaling is so meaningful.


    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Totally agree, Sharon. The more variety of ways to get something into us, the more likely it’ll stay. I’m always amazed at how song lyrics come so easily from a song I hadn’t heard in years and years. Singing definitely resides in a special place in our soul.

  2. Hindi Songs Lyrics

    Definitely keep up the pressure, Linda! Just enjoy the verses and enjoy them and enjoy them. Whether or not memorize every word is not as important as being blessed by the message that God is with us and is so good to us.

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