The Top Ten Reasons to Use Stringed Instruments in Worship

 by Steve Brown







  1. “The music of the strings makes you glad.” – Psalm 45:8
  2. “Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.” – Psalm 33:2
  3. “Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.” – Psalm 57:8
  4. “I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.”  – Psalm 71:22
  5. “Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre.”  – Psalm 81:2
  6. “I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,” – Psalm 144:9
  7. “Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,” – Psalm 150:3
  8. “The LORD will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the LORD.” – Isaiah 38:20
  9. “At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.” – Nehemiah 12:28
  10. He will rejoice over you with singing” – Zephaniah 3:17

“Differing musical styles allows people of differing backgrounds, ages and experiences to worship God wholeheartedly together.” –Bob Kauflin

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society


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