1 Samuel 2:1 - The Lord Is My Strength And Song, And Is Become My Salvation.

1Sa.2:1; The Lord Is My Strength And Song, And Is Become My 

1 Samuel 2:1 (KJV) And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart 
rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is 
enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. 

1 Samuel 2:1 (CWR)  Hannah prayed, "My heart is full of joy in 
the Lord! My strength and happiness come from Him. I can laugh again 
as a youth because God has given me a child. He has silenced my 


Hannah's Prayer  (2:1-11)
Hannah's Prayer of Praise
Song of Hannah  (2:1-11)
Hannah's Song of Thanksgiving


Psalm 118:14 (KJV)  The Lord is my strength and song, and is 
become my salvation.  

Isaiah 12:2-3 (KJV)  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, 
and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; 
he also is become my salvation. [3] Therefore with joy shall ye 
draw water out of the wells of salvation.  

Psalm 18:2 (KJV)  The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my 
deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the 
horn of my salvation, and my high tower.  

Philip. 4:4 (KJV)  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, 

Philip. 4:6 (KJV)  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by 
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made 
known unto God.  


Horn here symbolizes strength. [NIV SB]

To have one's horn lifted up by God is to be delivered from 
disgrace to a position of honor and strength. [NIV SB] 

Hannah's prayer is a song of praise and thanksgiving to God. 
This song has sometimes been termed the "Magnificat of the OT" 
because it is so similar to the Magnificat of the NT (Mary's song, Lk 
1:46-55). It also has certain resemblances to the "Benedictus" (the song 
of Zechariah, Lk 1:67-79). Hannah's song of praise finds many 
echoes in David's song near the end of the book (2Sa 22). These two 
songs frame the main narrative, and their themes highlight the ways of 
God that the narrative relates--they contain the theology of the 
book in the form of praise. [NIV SB] 

Mary, the mother of Jesus, modeled her own praise song, called 
the Magnificat, after Hannah's prayer (Luke 1:46-55). [Life 
Application SB] 

The theme of her poetic prayer is her confidence in God's 
sovereignty and her thankfulness for everything he had done. [Life 
Application SB] 

The supreme source of Hannah's joy is not in the child, but in 
the God who has answered her prayer. [NIV SB] 

Like Hannah and Mary, we should be confident of God's ultimate 
control over the events in our lives, and we should be thankful for the 
ways God has blessed us. By praising God for all good gifts, we 
acknowledge his ultimate control over all the affairs of life. [Life 
Application SB] 

We can imagine Hannah's anguish as she approached the tabernacle 
at Shiloh, hand in hand with little Samuel, knowing she must leave 
him there and return home alone. Yet when the gift had been given, 
Hannah suddenly found herself filled with joy! God's Holy Spirit had 
filled the emptiness she had feared. 
There would be moments of loneliness ahead. Hannah surely missed 
her little son. But this song of praise, in which Hannah 
contemplated the greatness of God, is witness to the comfort she found in her 
faith. A comfort available to you and me as well. 
We learn that God also comforted Hannah in a practical way. She 
saw her son at annual religious festivals. And God gave her three 
more sons and two daughters (v. 21). It's good to remember that we 
can never out-give the LORD. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]