49 Bible Verses about Singing

Psalm 100:1-2 ESV / 295 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!

Psalm 95:1-2 ESV / 215 helpful votes

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 195 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.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

Psalm 147:1 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

James 5:13 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 115 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!

Psalm 95:1 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Psalm 13:6 ESV / 77 helpful votes

I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 72 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.

Psalm 104:33 ESV / 61 helpful votes

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 52 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.

Psalm 105:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

Acts 16:25 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

Psalm 33:3 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 12:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

Psalm 144:9 ESV / 33 helpful votes

I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,

John 4:23-24 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Hebrews 2:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:9 ESV / 28 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.”

Exodus 15:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

Mark 14:26 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Psalm 59:16 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Matthew 26:30 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

2 Samuel 6:1-23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim. And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart, with the ark of God, and Ahio went before the ark. 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.

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 21 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 100:1-5 ESV / 20 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 137:1-9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our lyres. For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How shall we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!

Psalm 68:1-35 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him! As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God! But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy! Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him! Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

Isaiah 42:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.

Exodus 15:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Psalm 47:1-9 ESV / 13 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.

1 Samuel 16:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the harmful spirit departed from him.

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

John 4:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

John 4:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 98:1-9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A Psalm. Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody!

Psalm 9:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 8:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Hebrews 2:10-12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”

Psalm 96:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 8 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 30:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.

Psalm 149:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!

Micah 7:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

Acts 18:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent,

1 Chronicles 16:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

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