Psalm 95 (Greek numbering: Psalm 94) is part of the biblical Book of Psalms. It is one of the Royal Psalms, Psalm 93-99, praising God as the King of His people. Psalm 95 identifies no author, but Hebrews 4:7 attributes it to David. The Greek Septuagint version of the Bible also claims David as author. In the Septuagint and in its Latin translation the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 94 following a slightly different numbering system.
- Is the opening paragraph of Kabbalat Shabbat.
- Is recited on Shabbat Hagadol.
- The first three verses are part of the psalm of the day for the Shir Shel Yom on Wednesday, which is primarily the previous psalm. 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.
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).
Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville set one grand motet "Venite, exultemus" (before 1740).
- Peterson, David (1994). "Hebrews". In Carson, D. A.; France, R. T.; Motyer, J. A.; Wenham, G. J. (eds.). New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition (4, illustrated, reprint, revised ed.). Inter-Varsity Press. p. 1322. ISBN 9780851106489.. Quote: "...acknowledging David as the writer of Ps. 95, Hebrews insists that the Holy Spirit was the primary author (4:7; 3:7)"
- The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 308
- The Artscroll Tehillim page 329
- The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 164
- The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 167
- Kirkpatrick, A. F. (1901). The Book of Psalms: with Introduction and Notes. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Book IV and V: Psalms XC-CL. Cambridge: At the University Press. p. 839. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
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- Recordings of the first verse of the psalm, as sung during Kabbalat Shabbat.