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Lift your Voice! (Worship Scriptures)

From the rising of the sun until it’s setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised.

OLD  AND  NEW  TESTAMENT  WORSHIP  SCRIPTURE  RESOURCE

This page contains scripture verses that tell us to lift our voices in song to the Lord as well as verses that speak of praising, exalting, blessing, worshipping, magnifying, thanking, and glorifying the Lord.  Verses are placed in Biblical order so that this page can be a useful resource for those who want to use the Psalms and other worship scriptures in their personal worship, as well as for those who lead God’s people in worshipping Him.  More verses will be added as time permits.
(Key West photo by Herschel Avra, 2010)

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New feature:  With our most recent update to this worship scripture resource, we added a new feature.  The Bible book and chapter are still listed before each verse, and we have now added key words in front of each scripture to help you find worship scriptures with the kind of message you are seeking more easily.

SCRIPTURE VERSES THAT REFER TO PRAISING, EXALTING, WORSHIPPING, BLESSING, MAGNIFYING, AND GLORIFYING THE  LORD, AS WELL AS VERSES THAT REFER TO LIFTING OUR VOICES OR SINGING TO THE LORD:

OLD  TESTAMENT  WORSHIP  SCRIPTURES

Exodus 15    sing, praise, exalt   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 in to the sea.  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.”
Exodus 15:1 & 2

Judges 5   sing, make melody   “Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; to the Lord I will sing, I will make melody to the Lord, the God of Israel.”  Judges 5:3

I Chronicles 16   thanksgiving, sung   Then on that day, David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the Lord by Asaph and his brethren.”  I Chronicles 16:7*
* Note:  Immediately following this verse, the passage in I Chronicles 16:8 – 36 contains words from 3 Psalms.  Verses 8 – 22 contain the words of Psalm 105:1 – 15.  Verses 23 – 33 contain the words of Psalm 96:1 – 13.  Verses 34 – 36 contain the words of Psalm 106, verses 1, and 47 – 48.

I Chronicles 29   blessed, bowed, worshipped   Then David said to all the assembly, “Bless the Lord your God.”  And all the assembly blessed the Lord, the God of their fathers, and bowed their heads, and worshipped the Lord, and did obedience to the king.”   I Chronicles 29:20

II Chronicles 20   bowed, fell, worshipped, stood to praise, sing, praise, give thanks   Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.  And the Levites, of the Kohathites and the Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord, the God Of Israel, with a very loud voice.  And they rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem!  Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe His prophets, and you will succeed.”  And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise Him in holy array, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the Lord, for His steadfast love endures forever.”  And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord sent an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed.”  II Chronicles 20:18 – 22

II Chronicles 29   song to the Lord, worshipped, singers sang, trumpeters sounded, sang praises, bowed down    “The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.  Then Hezekiah commanded that the burnt offering be offered on the altar.  And when the burnt offering began, the song to the Lord began also, and the trumpets, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel.  The whole assembly worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.  When the burnt offering was finished, the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves and worshipped.  And Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praises to the Lord with the words of David and of Asaph the seer.  And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed down and worshipped.”  II Chronicles 29:26 – 30

Nehemiah 12   celebrated with gladness, thanksgiving, singing, instruments    “And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, harps, and lyres.”   Nehemiah 12:27

Nehemiah 12  chief (director) of singers, songs of praise and thanksgiving    “For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.”   Nehemiah 12:46

Psalm 5   woship in reverence and awe    But I, through the abundance of Your steadfast love, will enter Your house, I will worship toward Your holy temple in reverence, and awe of You.”  Psalm 5:7

Psalm 5   rejoice, sing, exult    “But let all who take refuge in Thee rejoice, let them ever sing for joy; and defend them, that those who love Thy name may exult in Thee.”   Psalm 5:11

Psalm 7   give thanks, sing praises    “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.”  Psalm 7:17

Psalm 9   give thanks, exult, sing praise testify (tell)    “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart: I will tell of all Thy wonderful deeds.  I will be glad and exult in Thee, I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High.”   Psalm 9:1 & 2

Psalm 16   bless the Lord    “I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.  I keep the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”   Psalm 16:7 & 8

Psalm 18   I love You, O Lord, worthy to be praised    “I love You, O Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shild, and the horn of my salvation, my stronglhold.  I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and so shall I be saved from my enemies.”   Psalm 18:1 – 3

Psalm 28   hearts trusts and exults, song of thanks    “Blessed be the Lord!  for He has heard the voice of my supplications.  The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts; so I am helped and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.”    Psalm 28:6 & 7

Psalm 30   sing praises, give thanks    Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name.”   Psalm 30:4

Psalm 32   be glad, rejoice, shout for joy    Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”  Psalm 32:11

Psalm 33   rejoice, praise the Lord, make melody, sing a new song    Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!  Praise befits the upright.  Praise the Lord with the lyre; make melody to Him with the harp of ten strings!  Sing to Him a new song, play skillfully on the strings with loud shouts.”   Psalm 33:1 – 3

Psalm 47   sing praises, with a Psalm    “Sing praises to God, sing praises!  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!  For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a Psalm.”   Psalm 47:6 & 7

Psalm 48   praise, meditation (thought)    “We have thought of Thy steadfast love, O God, in the midst of Thy temple.  As Thy name, O God, so Thy praise reaches to the ends of the earth.”  Psalm 48:9 & 10

Psalm 50   thanks, honor (in some translations, “glorifies“)    “He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.”   Psalm 50:23

Psalm 51   praise    “O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.”   Psalm 51:15

Psalm 57   exalt, glory    “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!  Let Thy glory be over all the earth!”   Psalm 57:5

Psalm 57   sing, make melody, give thanks, sing praises, be exalted    “My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast!  I will sing and make melody.  Awake, my soul!  Awake, O harp and lyre!  I will awaken the dawn!  I will give thanks to Thee, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to Thee among the nations.  For Thy steadfast love is great to the heavens, thy faithfulness to the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the Heavens!  Let Thy glory be over all the earth!”   Psalm 57:7 – 11

Psalm 59   sing aloud   “I will sing of Thy power; yes, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; for Thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.  Unto Thee, O my Strength, will I sing; for God is my defense , and the God of my mercy.”   Psalm 59:16 & 17

Psalm 63   sing for joy    “You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.”   Psalm 63:7

Psalm 66   make a joyful noise, sing, give glorious praise    “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of His name; give to Him glorious praise!”   Psalm 66:1

Psalm 67   praise, be glad, sing for joy    “Let the peoples praise Thee, O God; let all the peoples praise Thee!  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for Thou dost judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon the earth.  Let the peoples praise Thee, O God; let all the peoples praise Thee!”   Psalm 67:3 – 5

Psalm 68   be joyful, exult, be jubilant, sing praises, lift up a song    “Let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy!  Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds; His name is the Lord, exult before Him.”   Psalm 68:3 & 4

Psalm 68   sing praises    “Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord.”  Psalm 68:32

Psalm 69   praise with a song, magnify with thanksgiving    I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”   Psalm 69:30

Psalm 71   praise, sing, rejoice    “I will praise Thee with the psaltery, even Thy truth, O my God.  Unto Thee will I sing with the harp, O Thou Holy One of Israel.  My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which Thou has redeemed.”   Psalm 71:22 & 23

Psalm 72   bless the Lord, bless His name, glorify    “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.  Blessed be His glorious name forever; may His glory fill the whole earth!  Amen and Amen!”   Psalm 72:18 & 19

Psalm 75   give thanks, call on His name, recount His deeds     “We give thanks to Thee, O God: we give thanks; we call on Thy name and recount Thy wondrous deeds.”
Psalm 75:1  

Psalm 81   sing aloud, make a joyful noise    “Sing aloud unto God our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.”   Psalm 81:1

Psalm 84   sing for joy    “How lovely is Thy dwelling place,  O Lord of hosts!  My soul longs, yea, faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.”  Psalm 84:1 & 2

Psalm 84    singing His praise    “Blessed are those who dwell in Thy house, ever singing Thy praise!   Selah    Psalm 84:4

Psalm 86   bow down, glorify Your name, give thanks    All the nations You have made shall come and bow down before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.  For You are great, and You do wondrous things; You alone are God.  Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.  I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart; and I will glorify Your name forever.”   Psalm 86:9 – 12

Psalm 86   praise, glorify    “I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify Thy name forevermore.”   Psalm 86:12

Psalm 89   sing, make known    “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make know Thy faithfulness in all generations.”   Psalm 89:1

Psalm 89   praise    “The heavens shall praise Thy wonders, O Lord; Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.”   Psalm 89:5

Psalm 92   give thanks, sing praises, demonstrate His kindness and faithfulness    “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High; To show forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night.”   Psalm 92:1 & 2

Psalm 95   sing, make a joyful noise, come before Him with thanksgiving and Psalms    “O come, let us sing unto the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.  Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.  For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.  In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the strength of the hills is His also.  The sea is His, and He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.  O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.  For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.”   Psalm 95:1 – 7a

Psalm 96   sing, bless His name, show His salvation, declare His glory and wonders, greatly to be praised    “O sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord all the earth.  Sing unto the Lord, bless His name; show forth His salvation from day to day.  Declare His glory among the heathen, His wonders among all people.  For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised.”   Psalm 96:1 – 4a

Psalm 96   give glory and strength, give glory due His name, bring an offering, come, worship in the beauty of holiness    “Honor and majesty are before Him, strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.  Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.  Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts.  O worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness; fear before Him, all the earth.”‘   Psalm 96:6 – 9

Psalm 97   rejoice, give thanks, remember    “Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.”   Psalm 97:12

Psalm 98   sing a new song    “O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he has done marvelous things; His right hand and His Holy arm have gotten the victory.”  Psalm 98:1

Psalm 98   make a joyful noise, loud noise, rejoice, sing praise, with instruments and psalm    “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.  Sing unto the Lord with a harp, with a harp and the voice of a psalm.”   Psalm 98:4 & 5

Psalm 99   exalt, woship    “Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His footstool; for He is Holy.”   Psalm 99:5

Psalm 99   exalt, worship    “Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His Holy hill; for the Lord our God is Holy.”   Psalm 99:9

Psalm 100   make a joyful noise, serve with gladness, come with singing, enter with thanksgiving and praise, be thankful, bless His name    “Make a joyful moise unto the Lord, all ye lands.  Serve the Lord with gladness; come fefore His presence with singing.  Know that the Lord is God; it is He that has made us and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good:  His mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations.”   Psalm 100 (all verses, 1 – 5)

Psalm 101   sing of mercy and judgment, sing to Thee    “I will sing of mercy and judgement; unto Thee, O Lord, will I sing.”   Psalm 101:1

Psalm 102   that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord, declare His name, worship    Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn* may praise the Lord:
That He looked down from His Holy height, from heaven the Lord looked at the earth,
To hear the groans of the prisoners,
To set free those who were doomed to die:
That men may declare in Zion the name of the Lord,
And in Jerusalem, His praise,
When peoples and kingdoms gather together
To worship the Lord. “
Psalm 102:18 – 22

*(or, yet to be created)

Psalm 104   sing as long as I live, sing praise, meditation on Him, be glad in the Lord    “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.   My meditation of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the Lord.”   Psalm 104:33 & 34

Psalm 105   give thanks, call upon His name, make Him known, sing unto Him, sing Psalms, glory in His name, rejoice, speak of Him    “O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the people.  Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him; talk of all His wondrous works.  Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice.”   Psalm 105:1 – 3

Psalm 106   praise, give thanks    “Praise ye the Lord; O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.  Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord?  Who can show forth all His praise?”   Psalm 106:1 & 2

Psalm 106   blessed, Amen, praise    “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting; and let all the people say, “Amen.”  Praise the Lord!”   Psalm 106:48

Psalm 107   thanksgiving, songs of joy    “Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wonderful works to the sons of men!  And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of His deeds in songs of joy!”   Psalm 107:21 & 22

Psalm 107   praise, exalt    “Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!  Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people, and praise Him in the assembly of the elders.”   Psalm 107:31 & 32

Psalm 108   sing, make melody, give thanks, sing praises, be exalted, glory    My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast!  I will sing and make melody!  Awake, my soul!  Awake, O harp and lyre!  I will awaken the dawn!  I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples, I will sing praises to You among the nations.  For Your steadfast love is great above the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!  Let Your glory be over all the earth.”  Psalm 108:1 – 5

Psalm 109   give great thanks, praise Him    With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will praise Him in the midst of the throng.”  Psalm 109:30

Psalm 111   praise, give thanks    Praise the Lord.  I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.”  Psalm 111:1

Psalm 111   reverential awe (fear of the Lord), praise    The reverential awe of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and all who practice it have a good understanding.  His praise endures forever!”  Psalm  111:10

Psalm 112   praise, delight    Praise the Lord.  Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments!”  Psalm 112:1

Psalm 113   praise, bless    Praise the Lord!  Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!  Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forever more!  From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!  The Lord is high above all nations, and His glory is above the heavens.”  Psalm 113:1 – 4

Psalm 115   give glory to His name    “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Thy name give glory, for the sake of Thy steadfast love and Thy faithfulness!”  Psalm 115:1

Psalm 115   bless, praise    The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any that go down into silence.  But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.  Praise the Lord!”
Psalm 115: 15 & 16

Psalm 117   praise, extol    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 117:1 & 2 (all verses)

Psalm 118   songs of victory, exalt His strength    “The Lord is my strength and my song;  He has become my salvation.  Hark, glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:  “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, the right hand of the Lord is exalted, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.”   Psalm 118:14 – 16

Psalm 118   give thanks, extol     “You are my God, and I will give thanks to You; You are my God, and I will extol You.”   Psalm 118:29

Psalm 119    praise, sing     May my lips overflow with praise, for You teach me your decrees.  May my tongue sing of Your word, for all Your commands are righteous.”   Psalm 119:171 & 172

Psalm 134    bless, lift hands (in some translations, praise)     “Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord, all who serve by night in the house of the LordLift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.”   Psalm 134:1 & 2

Psalm 135    praise, sing    “Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good: sing to His name, for He is gracious!”   Psalm 135:3

Psalm 138   give thanks, sing praises     “I give You thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the ‘gods’ I sing Your praise; I bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness; for You have exalted your name and Your word above everything.”   Psalm 138: 1 & 2

Psalm 138   praise, sing     “All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord, for they have heard the words of Your mouth.  They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord.”   Psalm 138:4 & 5

Psalm 139   praise     “I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are Your works; that I know very well.”   Psalm 139:14

Psalm 144   sing, play     “I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you.”   Psalm 144:9

Psalm 145   extol, bless, praise     “I will extol You, my God and King, and bless Your name forever and ever.  Every day I will bless You, and praise Your name forever and ever.”   Psalm 145:1 & 2 

 Psalm 145   praise His greatness, greatly to be praised    “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable.”   Psalm 145:3

Psalm 145   praise   “My mouth will speak in praise of the LordLet every creature praise His holy name for ever and ever.”  Psalm 145:21

Psalm 146   praise as long as I have being    “Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord, O my soul!  I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have being.”   Psalm 146:1 & 2

Psalm 147   praise, sing praises    “Praise the Lord!  For it is good to sing praises to our god; for He is gracious, and a song of praise is comely.”   Psalm 147:1

Psalm 147   sing with thanksgiving, make melody with instruments    “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God upon the lyre.”   Psalm 147:7

Psalm 147   praise, sing a new song    “Praise the Lord!  Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the faithful!”   Psalm 149:1

Psalm 150   praise, praise His greatness, praise with instruments and dance, let everything that has breath praise the Lord    Praise the Lord!  Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him in His mighty firmament!  Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!  Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp!  Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe!  Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!  Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord!   Psalm 150:1 – 6 (all verses)

Isaiah 12   give thanks, proclaim, sing     “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.  Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.”   Isaiah 12:4-5

Isaiah 24   lift up voices, sing for joy, glory, praise    They lift up their voices, they sing for joy; over the majesty of the Lord they shout from the west.  Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord: in the coastlands of the sea, to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.  From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise, of glory to the Righteous One.  Isaiah 24:14 – 16a

Isaiah 25   exalt, praise    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 true.”  Isaiah 25:1

Isaiah 27   sing    In that day:  ‘A pleasant vineyard, sing of it!  I, the Lord, am its keeper; every moment I water it.  Lest any one harm it, I guard it night and day.'”
Isaiah 27:2 & 3

Isaiah 27   worship   “And in that day a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain at Jerusalem.”  Isaiah 27:13

Isaiah 35   singing, joy, gladness    “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting  joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness; and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”  Isaiah 35:10

Isaiah 42   sing a new song, praise, lift up, sing for joy, shout, give glory, declare praise    “Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise from the end of the earth!  Let the sea roar and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.  Let the desert and it’s cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy, let them shout from the top of the mountains.  Let them give glory to the Lord, and declare His praise in the coastlands.  Isaiah 42:10 – 12

Jeremiah 31   sing aloud, raise shouts, proclaim, give praise, be radiant    For thus says the Lord:  ‘Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, “The Lord has saved His people, the remnant of Israel.”…They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord…'”  Isaiah 31:7, 12a

Daniel 4   praise, extol    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 abase.”  Daniel 4:37

Zephaniah 3   sing aloud, rejoice, exult, HE will rejoice, renew, & sing over you    “Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel!  Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!  The Lord has taken away the judgements against you, He has cast out your enemies.  The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear evil no more.  On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:
‘Do not fear, O Zion; let not your hands go weak.  The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love: He will exult over you with loud singing, as on a day of festival.'”  Zephaniah 3:14 -18a

NEW  TESTAMENT  WORSHIP  SCRIPTURES

Matthew 2   worship    “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to  Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?  For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.”  Matthew 2:1 & 2

Matthew 5   glorify    Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify (give glory to) your Father who is in heaven.”   Matthew 5:16

Luke 4   worship    And Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, you shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.”‘  Luke 4:7

John 4   worship in Spirit and in truth    (Jesus speaking)  “The hour is coming, and now is, when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to worship Him.  God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”  John 4:23 & 24

John 8   the Father glorifies the Son    (Jesus speaking)   “Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, the One whom you say is your God.””   John 8:54

John 12   glorify    (Jesus speaking)   “Father, glorify Your name.”  Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”  The crowd standing by heard it and said that it had thundered.  Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.”  Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for Mine.””   John 12:28 – 30

John 13   glorify, glorified    (Jesus speaking)   “When He had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of man glorified and in Him God is glorified; if God is glorified in Him , God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him at once.””   John 13:31 & 32

John 17   glorify    (Jesus speaking)   “When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You, since You have given Him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom You have given Him.  And this is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.  I glorified Thee on earth, having accomplished the work which You gave me to do ; and now, Father, glorify me in Your own presence with the glory which I had with You before the world was made.””   John 17:1 – 5

Acts 16   praying, singing hymns    But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and every one’s fetters were unfastened.”  Acts 16:25 & 26

Romans 12   living sacrifice, spiritual worship    “I appeal to you therfore, brethren, by the mercies of God , to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”  Romans 12:1

Romans 15   live in harmony, glorify    “May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Romans 15:5

Epehsians 5   singing and making melody to the Lord, always giving thanks    “…but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another with Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.”   Ephesians 5:18b – 20

Colossians 3   sing Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, thankfulness, giving thanks    “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts 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

I Timothy   honor, glory    “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever.  Amen.”    I Timothy 1:17 (NKJV)

Hebrews 12   offer acceptable worship, with reverence and awe    “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship,with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.”  Hebrews 12:28

James 5   pray, sing praise    “Is anyone among you suffering?  Let him pray.  Is any cheerful?  Let him sing praise.”  James 5:13

Revelation 7   fell on their faces, worshipped God, blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, might    “After this I looked, and behold, a great multititude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!”  And all the angels stood round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying, ” Amen!  Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever!  Amen.”
Revelation 7:9 – 12

Revelation 14   give Him glory, worship Him    Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, with an eternal gosepel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of water.”  Revelation 14:6 &7

Revelation 15   sing, glorify, worship    “And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and wonderful are Thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty!  Just and true are Thy ways, O King of the ages!  Who shall not fear and glorify Thy name, O Lord?  For Thou alone art Holy.  All nations shall come and worship Thee, for Thy judgements have been revealed.”  Revelation 15:3 & 4

Revelation 19   rejoice, exult, give Him the glory   Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of many thunderpeals, crying, ‘Hallelujah!  For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.  Let us rejoice and exult and give Him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure’ — for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.”  Revelation 19:6 – 8

Revelation 22   Worship God!    “I, John, am he who heard and saw these things.  And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me; but he said to me, “You must not do that!  I am a fellow servant with you and your brethren, the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book.  Worship God!”
Revelation 22:8 & 9

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For additional inspiration for your private worship and your public witness, see our page called “Lifestyle Worship”  http://www.worshipsounds.wordpress.com/lifestyle-worship/

Note:  You may feel free to print off a copy of this resource page as a reference for your personal worship and for worship planning.  It would be helpful to note dates when specific scriptures were used in worship on your copy of this page.
If you wish to share this blog page with a friend or with your worship team members, please do not print off additional copies.  Permission is to make one copy for personal use only, or to update a previous personal copy.  Instead of a page copy, please provide your friends with the URL for this page:  http://www.worshipsounds.wordpress.com/lift-your-voice/

Since additional worship scriptures will be posted as time permits, we will place the date of the most recent update here so that you can compare your copy.   Most recent update:  August 27, 2014

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Comments on: "Lift your Voice! (Worship Scriptures)" (6)

  1. Mr. B.,

    We did not publish your comment because we are trying to keep the focus of our blog on the subject matter that we believe God called us to deal with. We are primarily a worship blog, with some general info that relates to lifestyle worship. We are aware that there are a plethora of issues that we could address. Although we are very thankful for people such as yourself, who have a real passion for a variety of extremely important areas of ministry, we don’t feel that God has directed us to become an issue-oriented blog (other than dealing with issues involving worship). For this reason, we are going to monitor comments carefully and try not to alter the direction that we feel the Lord has given us. We did publish one comment about Proclaim worship software and one from a man who does translation work that eventually allows the gospel to reach un-reached people groups (with translation of scripture and worship songs as one of the goals). These topics are much more related to our work.

    We would suggest that you look for issues-focused blogs, facebook pages and groups, and LinkedIn groups, where the focus would allow for some great feedback for you and where the intent of the sites is more in keeping with the discussion of issues. On Linkedin, there are some groups for songwriters, which would allow you to publicize your music and message.

    Blessings to you,
    Travis and Cynthia
    Worship Sounds Music blog

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  2. Jamie Hunnicut said:

    I truly treasure your work, Great post.

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    • Thank you, Jamie. It has been a joy to read through the Bible and to research in online concordances to find all of these worship scriptures. This is the most complete worship scripture page we’ve found in our internet searches, but it is not comprehensive. There are still additional worship scriptures that can be posted. Thank you for giving us some inspiration to continue this work.

      Blessings,
      Travis and Cynthia

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  3. [God’s word is the} ultimate treasure. May God bless this good work.

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  4. What a great resource! Thanks, Travis and Cindy!

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  5. Holly Brooks said:

    Such wonderful resources. Thank you for your labor of good works.

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