40 Bible Verses about Music In Worship

Psalm 95:1 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Psalm 100:1-2 ESV / 64 helpful votes

A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 49 helpful votes

My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.

Psalm 33:3 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

Acts 16:25 ESV / 45 helpful votes

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Romans 15:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”

James 5:13 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Hebrews 2:12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”

Ephesians 5:18-20 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Psalm 149:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!

Psalm 9:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Matthew 26:30 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

2 Samuel 6:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And David and all the house of Israel were making merry before the Lord, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.

Psalm 150:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

2 Kings 3:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But now bring me a musician.” And when the musician played, the hand of the Lord came upon him.

John 4:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Exodus 15:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”

Amos 6:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David invent for themselves instruments of music,

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Psalm 5:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning.

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

2 Chronicles 29:25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he stationed the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, harps, and lyres, according to the commandment of David and of Gad the king's seer and of Nathan the prophet, for the commandment was from the Lord through his prophets.

2 Samuel 6:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.

2 Corinthians 9:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 47:1-7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth. He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. ...

Ephesians 4:1-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ...

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Luke 15:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Psalm 65:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.

Psalm 34:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 81:1-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. Of Asaph. Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp. Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.

2 Samuel 19:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or what he drinks? Can I still listen to the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?

Luke 12:1-59 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! ...

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