Music is Holy. Rejoice in the sound! There are many Bible verses about music found in the Scriptures. These quotes provide a lot of insight into just how important music has always been in the worship of God for all people, Jews and Christians alike.
We also can learn a lot about the various types of instruments that were used from Old Testament times to the era of the apostles. In addition, many of the psalms are songs that have been used to praise God.
We have searched through the Bible to find 20 of the most significant quotes about music that can be used for study or for part of a sermon.
20 Scriptures about Music
“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.”
[English Standard Version, Colossians 3:16
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!”
“Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,”
“Saying, I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”
“My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.”
“Helpful Not Helpful
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.”
“Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord, give praise, O servants of the Lord,”
“Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”
“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.””
“Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!”
“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! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!”
“Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.”
[1 Chronicles 15:22
“I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.”
“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.”
“Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.”
“A Psalm of David. I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music”
“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.”
“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!””
“They sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.”
“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!”
Analysis: Music in the Bible
These Scriptures show us that music was a common part of worship of false gods as well as that of the true God. In these Bible verses about music we learn that the attitude of a Christian should be one of thanks and appreciation to God for all that he has done.
We should show are praise in song and praise with all types of musical instruments that are available to us, including the tambourine, the lute, the harp, the pipe, the trumpet, the strings, and the cymbals.
These Bible quotes also tell us that there are many reasons why we should praise God. These include his mighty deeds, his greatness, his love, his justice, his salvation, and everything that is so wonderful about him.
We even have the example of Jesus, who sang with his apostles. The Bible tells us that everything that has breath should sing praise to God.
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