Leading worship is a humbling responsibility:
You get to create moments where people have face-to-face encounters with God that touch hearts and change lives.
However, knowing just what to say and which scriptures to share is an art. It can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack.
That’s why preparation is our secret weapon – whether it’s figuring out what you’re going to say before, after, or in between. Every bit counts.
That’s why I’ve put together this list of 44 Bible verses you can use to give a call to worship the next time you step up to the stage to lead.
Here they are in Bible order…
Exodus 15:2: The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
2 Samuel 6:22: Therefore I will play music before the Lord and I will be even more undignified than this.
1 Chronicles 16:8-13: Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!
Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore! Remember His marvellous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, O seed of Israel His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
1 Chronicles 16:23-25: Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:29: Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
1 Chronicles 16:34: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
1 Chronicles 29:10-13: Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty.
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You and You reign over all.
In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name.
Psalm 9:1-2: I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Psalm 29:1-2: Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 30:1-4: I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to You and You healed me. O Lord, you brought my soul up from the grave; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
Psalm 33:3: Sing to Him a new song. Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Psalm 34:1-3: I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.
Psalm 46:10: Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Psalm 47:1-2: Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth.
Psalm 47:5-8: God has gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet. 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 understanding. God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.
Psalm 63:3-4: Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
Psalm 67:3-4: Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
Psalm 92:1-4: It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and your faithfulness every night on an instrument of ten strings, on the lute and on the harp, with harmonious sound. For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
Psalm 95:1-2: Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
Psalm 95:6-7: Oh 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 96:1-3: Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
Psalm 96:7-9: Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Psalm 98:4-6: Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. Sing to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of a psalm, with trumpets and the sound of a horn; shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
Psalm 99:9: Exalt the Lord our God and worship at His holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.
Psalm 100:4: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him and bless His name.
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Psalm 103:1-5: Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities,
who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 104:33: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Psalm 105:1-2: Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk of all His wondrous works!
Psalm 106:1: Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 113:3: From the rising of the sun to its going down, the Lord’s name is to be praised.
Psalm 115:1: Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth.
Psalm 118:6: This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 144:1-2: Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle – my lovingkindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge.
Psalm 145:1-3: I will extol You, my God, O King and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.
Psalm 150:6: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Isaiah 6:3: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!
Isaiah 12:4-6: And in that day you will say:
“Praise the Lord, call upon His name; declare His deeds among the peoples, make mention that His name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things; this is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”
Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
John 4:23-24: But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Acts 16:25-26: At midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so the foundations of the prison were shaken and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.
Philippians 2:9-11: Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of those in heaven and of those on earth and of those under the earth and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Hebrews 13:15: Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Revelation 4:11: You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; for You created all things and by Your will they exist and were created.
Revelation 5:11-13: Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing!”
And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
“Blessing and honour and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, forever and ever!”
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I hope you’ve found at least one Bible verse you can use next time you lead worship.
And if you found this helpful, check out some of our other articles on worship:
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Now let me hand it over to you:
What’s your go-to Bible verse when leading worship?
Are there any scriptures missing from this list?
Scroll down and let us know in the comments! 👇