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88 Bible Verses About Music in Worship

Here are 88 Bible verses about music in worship from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Psalms 95:1 KJV

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

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Colossians 3:16 KJV

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

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Ephesians 5:19 KJV

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

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Psalms 100:1-2 KJV

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

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Psalms 71:23 KJV

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

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Psalms 33:3 KJV

Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

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Acts 16:25 KJV

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

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James 5:13 KJV

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

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Hebrews 2:12 KJV

Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

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Romans 15:9 KJV

And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

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Psalms 149:3 KJV

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

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John 4:24 KJV

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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Matthew 26:30 KJV

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

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2 Samuel 6:5 KJV

And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

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Ephesians 5:18-20 KJV

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

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Psalms 150:4 KJV

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

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Psalms 9:2 KJV

I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

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2 Kings 3:15 KJV

But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.

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1 Corinthians 14:15 KJV

What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

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Amos 6:5 KJV

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

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Hebrews 13:15 KJV

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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Psalms 100:1-5 KJV

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

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Psalms 40:3 KJV

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

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1 Corinthians 14:26 KJV

How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

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2 Chronicles 29:25 KJV

And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.

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2 Samuel 6:14 KJV

And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

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Luke 15:25 KJV

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

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Psalms 34:1 KJV

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

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Psalms 5:1 KJV

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

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Exodus 15:21 KJV

And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

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Mark 14:26 KJV

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

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Zephaniah 3:17 KJV

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

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Exodus 15:1 KJV

Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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2 Corinthians 9:12 KJV

For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

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Psalms 33:2 KJV

Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

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Psalms 105:2 KJV

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

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Psalms 95:6 KJV

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

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Psalms 68:25 KJV

The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

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2 Chronicles 5:12-14 KJV

Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:) It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

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2 Samuel 19:35 KJV

I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

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Revelation 14:2-3 KJV

And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

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Nehemiah 12:27 KJV

And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.

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Psalms 81:1-3 KJV

Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

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1 Kings 1:39 KJV

And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

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Revelation 5:8-9 KJV

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

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John 4:23 KJV

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

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John 4:23-24 KJV

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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Matthew 9:23 KJV

And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

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Psalms 150:3-5 KJV

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

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Psalms 147:7 KJV

Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

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Psalms 65:13 KJV

The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

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Ezra 3:10 KJV

And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.

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2 Chronicles 7:6 KJV

And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

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Romans 12:1-2 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Amos 5:23 KJV

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

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Daniel 3:15 KJV

Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

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Psalms 87:7 KJV

As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

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Psalms 57:7 KJV

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

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Psalms 49:4 KJV

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

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Job 21:12 KJV

They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

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1 Chronicles 23:5 KJV

Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

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Exodus 15:20-21 KJV

And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

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Romans 14:11 KJV

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

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Romans 10:17 KJV

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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Psalms 101:1 KJV

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

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2 Chronicles 35:15 KJV

And the singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer; and the porters waited at every gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

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1 Peter 1:23 KJV

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

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Ephesians 6:18 KJV

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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Romans 14:23 KJV

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

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Acts 2:38 KJV

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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Jeremiah 31:4 KJV

Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

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Psalms 89:1 KJV

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

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Psalms 71:22 KJV

I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

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Psalms 43:4 KJV

Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

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Psalms 29:2 KJV

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

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1 Chronicles 25:6-7 KJV

All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king’s order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman. So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

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1 Chronicles 15:16 KJV

And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.

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1 Corinthians 14:19 KJV

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

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Job 30:31 KJV

My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

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Psalms 98:4 KJV

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

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2 Chronicles 29:30 KJV

Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.

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2 Chronicles 15:14 KJV

And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.

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1 Chronicles 25:1 KJV

Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:

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2 Samuel 23:1 KJV

Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

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Matthew 6:9-13 KJV

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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Psalms 99:5 KJV

Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

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Psalms 59:16 KJV

But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

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