Psalm 74 (Greek numbering: 73) is part of the Biblical Book of Psalms. A community lament, it expresses the pleas of the Jewish community in the Babylonian captivity. It begins in verses 1–3 by imploring God to recall his people, and Mount Zion, and continues in verses 4–11 by describing the destruction of the Temple by Nebuchadnezzar. Verses 12–17 praise the might of God; the psalm ends (verses 18–23) by imploring the Lord to remember Israel and come to their aid.
- Is recited on the fast of the Tenth of Tevet in some traditions.
- Is recited on the second day of Passover in some traditions.
- Verses 2 and 12 are recited during the blessings before the Shema on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.
- The Artscroll Tehillim page 329
- The Complete Artscroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah page 271