What Does The Bible Say About Singing?

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What does the bible say about singing?


At Same Boat Music we LOVE singing, that’s what we’re all about! We know the power of a song to change peoples lives, because we have seen it. We’ve seen people moved to tears and people moved to dancing. We’ve seen a child who had barely spoken in school, sing a solo in front of an entire assembly.

Amazing things happen when people sing, but what does the Bible say about singing?


Sing in the good times!

Psalm 95

1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.


Songs we love for singing in the good times

               Good to us

               As The Sun Rises


Sing in the not so good times

Acts 16

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


1 Samuel 16

23 Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.


Songs we love for singing in the not so good times

               Up Times, Down Times

               Crying Out For Love

               Count Your Blessings


Sing with gratitude

Colossians 3

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.


Songs we love for singing with gratitude

               Let’s Remember (To Be Grateful)

               Thank You Lord


Sing with understanding


1 Corinthians 14

15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.


Songs we love for singing with understanding

               Parts Of A Body

               Thank You For Loving Me


Sing to come to His presence


Psalm 100

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2  Worship the Lord with gladness;
               come before him with joyful songs.


Songs we love for coming in to His presence

               Praise To The One

               Everybody Praise Him


Written By: Hannah Rayson, Same Boat Music

All bible translations New International Version

About the Author

Hannah Rayson

Hannah Rayson

Hannah coordinates the day to day work at Same Boat Music as well as being the first point of contact for our partners. Hannah lives in Brighton with her Husband, step daughter and dog!

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