Also called: Singing
Ordering tones or sounds in succession, whether with an instrument or singing.

Top Bible Verses about Music

Genesis 4:17–21

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. And when he built a city he named the city after his son, Enoch. And to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech. And Lamech took to himself two wives. The name of the first was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah. And Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and those who have livestock. And the name of his brother was … Read Genesis 4:17–21

1 Samuel 16:15–18

So the servants of Saul said to him, “Look please, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Please, let our lord command your servants who are before you! Let them seek a man skilled in playing on the lyre. When the evil spirit from God is upon you, he can play on it and you will feel better.” So Saul said to his servants, “Please select a man who plays a stringed instrument well and bring him to me.” One of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who … Read 1 Samuel 16:15–18

Psalm 98:4

Shout joyfully to Yahweh, all the earth. Be cheerful and sing for joy and sing praises. Read Psalm 98:4

Ephesians 5:18–20

And do not be drunk with wine (in which is dissipation), but be filled by the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and singing praise in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the God and Father, Read Ephesians 5:18–20
Colossians 3:16

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom, with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God, Read Colossians 3:16

Famous Christian Quotes About Music, Singing

“A Lively Rousing Up of the Heart”

As God requires outward and inward worship, so a spiritual frame for inward worship may be forwarded by the outward composure. Gazing drowsiness hinders the activity of the soul, but the contrary temper furthers and helps it. Singing calls up the soul into such a posture, and does, as it were, awaken it. It is a lively rousing up of the heart.

John Lightfoot

Music Calls the Senses to a Different Quality

Without music there can be no perfect knowledge, for there is nothing without it. For even the universe itself is said to have been put together with a certain harmony of sounds, and the very heavens revolve under the guidance of harmony. Music rouses the emotions, it calls the senses to a different quality.

Isidore of Seville

Worship Sticks Upon the Heart

[Singing God’s praise] is a work of the most meditation of any we perform in public. It keeps the heart longest upon the thing spoken. Prayer and hearing pass quick from one sentence to another; this sticks long upon it.

John Lightfoot
Related Media
See more
Get this media plus thousands more when you start a free trial.
Get started for FREE
Related Sermons
See more

More Sermon Ideas

See all sermon themes →