Songs of Praise is the title of a hymn sung for the first time in the Bible. In Psalm 147:1-5, it says, “Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song! His praise is in the assembly of the godly. Great is the LORD and highly to be praised. And his greatness is unsearchable.” Also, in Psalm 104:33-34, it talks about how He sings praise day and night because He knows that everything belongs to Him. This blog discusses some of these wonderful Bible verses about songs of praise and how we can bless God through music.
The Bible is filled with songs of praise. God invites us to join him in singing over his goodness, choosing life, and rejoicing in his salvation. Here are just a few verses from Scripture displaying God’s love for songs of praise.
Bible Verses About Songs Of Praise
Colossians 3:16 ESV / 16 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.
James 5:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
Hebrews 2:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”
1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 13 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.
Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
Revelation 14:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes
And they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.
Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 10 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! …
Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 9 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 66:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” Selah
Revelation 4:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
Mark 14:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Psalm 95:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Matthew 26:30 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Psalm 150:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Psalm 105:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
Psalm 57:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!
Judges 5:3 ESV / 6 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.
Acts 2:46 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,
Amos 5:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
Psalm 144:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
Psalm 104:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
Psalm 71:22 ESV / 5 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.
Psalm 68:4 ESV / 5 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 40:3 ESV / 5 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 33:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
1 Chronicles 16:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
Exodus 15:2 ESV / 5 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.
Romans 15:9 ESV / 4 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.”
Psalm 150:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!
Psalm 117:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
Psalm 108:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
A Song. A Psalm of David. My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being!
Psalm 98:1-9 ESV / 4 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 95:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Psalm 68:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The singers in front, the musicians last, between them virgins playing tambourines:
Psalm 61:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day.
Psalm 47:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!
Psalm 47:1 ESV / 4 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!
Psalm 30:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
Psalm 18:49 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing to your name.
Psalm 9:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
Psalm 7:17 ESV / 4 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.
Job 38:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 35:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes
But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,
1 Chronicles 16:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Acts 16:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
John 3:1-36 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. …
Isaiah 38:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The Lord will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments all the days of our lives, at the house of the Lord.
Isaiah 25:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
Proverbs 25:20 ESV / 3 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.
Psalm 119:172 ESV / 3 helpful votes
My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.
Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! …
Psalm 117:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 111:1-10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful. He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. …
Psalm 101:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music.
Psalm 96:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Psalm 71:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.
Psalm 47:1-9 ESV / 3 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 35:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.
Psalm 28:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Psalm 21:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.
Exodus 15:1 ESV / 3 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.
Revelation 15:3 ESV / 2 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!
Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. …
Revelation 5:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
Revelation 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. …
James 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
James 2:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
James 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
James 1:1-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. …
1 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
1 Timothy 2:1-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, …
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. …
Colossians 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, …
Philippians 4:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.
Ephesians 5:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up. …
1 Corinthians 2:1-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. …
Romans 15:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
Romans 12:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, …
Acts 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
John 4:23 ESV / 2 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.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
John 2:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” …
Luke 2:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
Amos 8:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” declares the Lord God. “So many dead bodies!” “They are thrown everywhere!” “Silence!”
Daniel 4:37 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.
Daniel 2:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.”
Ezekiel 33:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And behold, you are to them like one who sings lustful songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it.
Ezekiel 26:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And I will stop the music of your songs, and the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more.
Lamentations 3:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
I have become the laughingstock of all peoples, the object of their taunts all day long.
Scriptures about praise and worship
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
And they shall glorify Your name.
I will praise the Lord while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
Exalt the Lord our God
And worship at His footstool;
Holy is He.
For God is the King of all the earth;
Sing praises with a skillful psalm.
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
Worship the Lord in holy attire;
Tremble before Him, all the earth.
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.
The dead do not praise the Lord,
Nor do any who go down into silence;
“I will proclaim Your name to My brethren,
In the midst of the congregation I will sing Your praise.”
A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold
And a refuge in the day of my distress.
Seven times a day I praise You,
Because of Your righteous ordinances.
From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the Lord is to be praised.
I will praise the name of God with song
And magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name;
Worship the Lord in holy array.
Let them praise His name with dancing;
Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre.
Exalt the Lord our God
And worship at His holy hill,
For holy is the Lord our God.
Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it,
And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.
You who fear the Lord, praise Him;
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,
And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.
1 Corinthians 14:15
What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
A Psalm of Praise, of David.
I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Yet You are holy,
O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
A Song of Ascents.
Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord,
Who serve by night in the house of the Lord!
A Psalm of David.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Then Ezra blessed the Lord the great God. And all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.
Let them give glory to the Lord
And declare His praise in the coastlands.
Let them praise Your great and awesome name;
Holy is He.
Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.