Monks start the day at 3:20 am with Vigils, and they typically sing Psalm 95.
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
7 for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
Today, if only you would hear his voice,
8 “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,[a]
as you did that day at Massah[b] in the wilderness,
9 where your ancestors tested me;
they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
10 For forty years I was angry with that generation;
I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray,
and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger,
‘They shall never enter my rest.’”
Here are three musical rendition of Psalm 95 you can use. One is from an Australian folk band. One is a typical praise and worship styling of this song. The last one is a black gospel choir. But the monks were on to something: Psalm 95 is a great way to start the day, or start worship.
Psalm 95 – Sons of Korah
🎤 Psalm 95 Song with Lyrics – O Come Let Us Sing to the Lord – Jason Silver [WORSHIP SONG]