I love reading these verses by myself or sometimes with a student. These verses reshape and realign my perspective and attitude about the whole point of music!
A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
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.
Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart…
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
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!
I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
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.
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
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.”
“Sing praises to the Lord, for He has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.
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. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.
Through Him let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God-
the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him! As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God! But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy! 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! Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
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.
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.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the harmful spirit departed from him.
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the godly! Bottom of Form