Music is a common theme in the Bible. Most music in biblical times included scripture in the Words (or, later became scripture). We find many hymns with scripture. Thankfully, there are dozens (maybe hundreds) of Christian songs about Bible verses.
The Psalms are filled with music of praise and even sorrow and we even read about Miriam leading the women in song after escaping the Egyptians when crossing the Red Sea.
We read about sings as part of the Hebrews worship in the tabernacle and temple and even Jesus and His disciples sang hymns.
“When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” – Matthew 26:30
The Apostle Paul instructed the Colossians,
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” – Colossians 3:16-17
The Bible contains over four hundred references to singing and fifty direct commands to sing. The Psalms, which is the longest book of the Bible, is a book of songs. And in the New Testament we’re commanded not once, but twice, to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to one another when we meet (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). Clearly, music as worship is pretty important to God.
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Music has often been used to help us remember things. I’ll bet you still remember jingles from television when you were a kid or the ABC song. In Deuteronomy 31, God himself wanted us to use music to help the Israelites remember His words.
As Israel was about to enter the Promised Land, God instructed Moses to teach Israel a song so that “when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring)” (Deuteronomy 31:21). Singing can help us remember words.
In this post, I’ll share my favorite songs with Bible verses in them. Put them on your playlist and bathe yourself in the Word of God. Use them to help you memorize scripture and, even write the lyrics in your journal. This will help you turn the scripture into prayer to our Father.
For each listing, I’ll include the scripture found in the song.
Christian Songs With Bible Verses
Christian music (since biblical times) is filled with scripture. It's a beautiful way to praise and worship while learning Bible verses, as well. Here is a list of some popular (and not so popular) songs with Bible verses.
...“Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.”
“Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. 6 You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. - Nehemiah 9:4-6
"When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city." - Joshua 6:20
"Do you not know? Have you not heard?Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.23 He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing." - Isaiah 40:21-23
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
"He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters," -Psalm 23:2
"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail." - Lamentations 3:22
"and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, - Revelation 1:5
" I answered, 'Sir, you know.'
And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. - Revelation 7:14
"Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said:
'Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, my God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You, Lord God, have looked on me as though I were the most exalted of men.'" - 1 Chronicles 17:16-17
"He replied, 'Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!'” - John 9:25
Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women deepen their walk with God through Bible study and creative worship and strengthen their marriages.
She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.
Susan runs on Jesus, coffee and not enough sleep.
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