14 Inspiring Christian Quotes about Music
God loves music! The Bible mentions music and singing hundreds of times. After all, the Book of Psalms is a song book. Music comes from God, and when we participate in it – whether by writing, performing, or even just listening – we are giving a gift back to God. Read these quotes and verses and be inspired with the Holy Spirit!
God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.
- Jeremy Taylor
For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
- Psalm 92:4
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
- James 5:13
We may sing beforehand, even in our winter storm, in the expectation of a summer sun at the turn of the year; no created powers can mar our Lord Jesus' music, nor spill our song of joy. Let us then be glad and rejoice in the salvation of our Lord; for faith had never yet cause to have wet cheeks, and hanging-down brows, or to droop or die.
- Samuel Rutherford
Worship is an inward feeling and outward action that reflects the worth of God.
- John Piper
It is not sufficient to offer the empty vessel of our joy unto God, or our singing voice in musical tune only; but also it is required that we fill our joyful voice with holy matter and good purpose, whereby God only may be reasonably praised.
- David Dickson
The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.
- Jonathan Edwards
God created us so that the joy He has in Himself might be ours. God doesn’t simply think about Himself or talk to Himself. He enjoys Himself! He celebrates with infinite and eternal intensity the beauty of who He is as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And we’ve been created to join the party!
- Sam Storms
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
- Psalm 104:33
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.
- Ephesians 5:18-19
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
- Martin Luther
But now bring me a musician.” And when the musician played, the hand of the LORD came upon him.
- 2 Kings 3:15
The music of the Gospel leads us home.
- Frederick W. Faber
I pray that this collection of quotes has inspired you to sing a new song to God. And you don’t even have to wait until Sunday at church to do it!