Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,…
There is an old legend concerning a golden organ which, when a monastery was being sacked, the monks threw into the rushing stream that hurried past their home; and the story has it that for long, long years thereafter the music of the organ was still heard beneath the waters; for, though they drowned the instrument, they could not drown its song. There is a lesson for us even in an apparently worthless legend. When God's waves and billows roll over us, let us remember that we are God's, and that will set the seal. Though the organ beneath the surface may run the risk of being drowned, if the Spirit of God is with us, then the sweet new song will be going on all the same.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,