100 Bible Verses about Singing

Psalm 100:1-2 ESV / 413 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 / 343 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 / 315 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 147:1 ESV / 246 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.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 233 helpful votes

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

James 5:13 ESV / 211 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 192 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 / 161 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 150 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 13:6 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:33 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:25 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 116 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 / 112 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:12 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 12:5 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Psalm 59:16 ESV / 83 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.

Romans 15:9 ESV / 80 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.”

Matthew 26:30 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Psalm 144:9 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:3 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Exodus 15:1 ESV / 72 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.

Isaiah 42:10 ESV / 65 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.

Mark 14:26 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 55 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.

John 4:23-24 ESV / 54 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.”

Psalm 71:8 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Psalm 149:1 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV / 49 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.

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 48 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 96:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:4 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Exodus 15:2 ESV / 41 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.

2 Samuel 6:1-23 ESV / 38 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. ...

1 Samuel 16:23 ESV / 38 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 149:3 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Psalm 68:1-35 ESV / 34 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. ...

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Psalm 137:1-9 ESV / 29 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 98:1 ESV / 28 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.

Psalm 9:1 ESV / 28 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 96:1-13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens. ...

Psalm 100:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Psalm 68:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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!

Psalm 47:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

Psalm 101:1 ESV / 25 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music.

Psalm 149:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.

Luke 19:40 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Revelation 5:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,

Isaiah 44:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it; shout, O depths of the earth; break forth into singing, O mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and will be glorified in Israel.

Psalm 98:1-9 ESV / 22 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 47:1-9 ESV / 22 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. ...

Psalm 9:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!

Isaiah 55:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Psalm 92:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

Psalm 8:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:10-12 ESV / 20 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 147:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!

Psalm 135:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!

Psalm 89:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 81:1 ESV / 20 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!

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.

1 Chronicles 15:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.

John 4:23 ESV / 19 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 146:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 9:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 7:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

Jeremiah 20:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Sing to the Lord; praise the Lord! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers.

Isaiah 49:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.

Psalm 71:22-23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.

Psalm 57:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!

2 Samuel 19:35 ESV / 17 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?

Revelation 15:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!

John 4:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 126:1-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! ...

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

1 Chronicles 15:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.

Judges 5:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; to the Lord I will sing; I will make melody to the Lord, the God of Israel.

Zechariah 2:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst, declares the Lord.

Micah 7:7 ESV / 15 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.

Ecclesiastes 2:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, the delight of the children of man.

Psalm 68:32 ESV / 15 helpful votes

O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, Selah

Psalm 27:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Nehemiah 12:46 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For long ago in the days of David and Asaph there were directors of the singers, and there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

2 Chronicles 20:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

1 Chronicles 15:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the music of the singers. And David wore a linen ephod.

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments.

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,

Isaiah 35:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Proverbs 25:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda.

Amos 8:1-14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

This is what the Lord God showed me: behold, a basket of summer fruit. And he said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass by them. The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” declares the Lord God. “So many dead bodies!” “They are thrown everywhere!” “Silence!” Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end, saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great and deal deceitfully with false balances, ...

Isaiah 54:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord.

1 Chronicles 15:1-29 ESV / 13 helpful votes

David built houses for himself in the city of David. And he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it. Then David said that no one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the Lord had chosen them to carry the ark of the Lord and to minister to him forever. And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the Lord to its place, which he had prepared for it. And David gathered together the sons of Aaron and the Levites: of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, with 120 of his brothers; ...

Deuteronomy 31:1-30 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So Moses continued to speak these words to all Israel. And he said to them, “I am 120 years old today. I am no longer able to go out and come in. The Lord has said to me, ‘You shall not go over this Jordan.’ The Lord your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations before you, so that you shall dispossess them, and Joshua will go over at your head, as the Lord has spoken. And the Lord will do to them as he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when he destroyed them. And the Lord will give them over to you, and you shall do to them according to the whole commandment that I have commanded you. ...

Exodus 15:1-27 ESV / 13 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. 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. The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name. “Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea. The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. ...

Proverbs 29:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.

Psalm 67:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

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