This melody of four stanzas is attributed to the famous disciples of a small town in Ukraine, Kremenchug, called "Die Berellach" — The Bears, as they were all known by their same first name of Dov-Ber (which translates "bear").

This melody is expressive of the deep yearning for religious inspiration and spiritual elevation. From the beginning of the first stanza, the yearnings and spiritual anguish given vent to in this melody gradually become more insistent, reaching their climax with the close of the third stanza. The fourth stanza constitutes a joyful finale giving utterance to feelings of encouragement, hope and confidence in G‑d.