Psalm 95

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Psalm 95

Psalm 95 (Greek numbering: Psalm 94) is part of the biblical Book of Psalms. One of the Royal Psalms, Psalm 93-99, praising God as the King of His people.

Uses[edit]

Judaism[edit]

  • Is the opening paragraph of Kabbalat Shabbat.[1]
  • Is recited on Shabbat Hagadol.[2]
  • The first three verses are part of the psalm of the day for the Shir Shel Yom on Wednesday.[3] This is the only day of the week in which the song of the day is composed on verses from multiple psalms. These verses are recited by most congregations because of their inspiring message.[4]

Christianity[edit]

In the Latin Psalters used by the Roman liturgy it forms the invitatory which is sung daily before matins. It may be sung as a canticle in the Anglican and Lutheran liturgy of Morning Prayer, when it is referred to by its incipit as the Venite or Venite, exultemus Domino (also A Song of Triumph).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 308
  2. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 329
  3. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 164
  4. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 167