Venite, Exsultemus Domino

“Invitatory on the Rocks”
Psalm 95:1
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord

At every hour of the day and night around the world, brothers and sisters in the Church are praying an Invitatory Psalm to begin the morning prayers of the Divine Office. Psalm 95 opens with an invitation to praise our heavenly king and Lord: Venite, exultemus Domino (Come, let us sing to the Lord). As heaven and earth unite in the “now” of the divine liturgy, may we listen to the voice of the Lord speaking in our hearts “today.”

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.


The Lord is God, the mighty God,
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the highest mountains as well
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.


Come, then, let us bow down and worship,
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker,
For he is our God and we are his people,
the flock he shepherds.


Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.


Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.
So I swore in my anger,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy 
to the Rock who saves us!

3 Replies to “Venite, Exsultemus Domino”

  1. ….I will feed with the finest wheat,
    I will satisfy them with honey from the rock.”
    Psalm 81:16 (17)

    God’s wheat is crushed fine.
    I don’t have to wait in line.
    Ever ready is my Shepherd,
    Looking to feed me
    Morsels sweet as honey.

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