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While we don’t worship the Bible, we recognize that Scripture is the how we discover who God is and what he’s done for us in Christ. There are times you want a worship song that demonstrates our gratefulness for his Word and what it teaches us.

Here are 10 worship songs that celebrate Scripture:

1. How Firm a Foundation

This popular hymn is shrouded in mystery. In 1787’s A Selection of Hymns, “How Firm a Foundation” is attributed to “K—.” Many think the authors could be either Robert Keen(e) or George Keith, but neither have ever been positively confirmed.

What we do know is that it was sung at the funerals of Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and General Robert E. Lee.

In its first stanza, this beloved hymn establishes the firm foundation we receive when we’re grounded in God’s Word. The rest of the hymn elaborates on this fact by demonstrating the Bible’s glorious promises.

How firm a foundation you saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent Word!
What more can he say than to you he has said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed,
for I am your God, and will still give you aid;
I’ll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call you to go,
the rivers of sorrow shall not overflow,
for I will be with you in trouble to bless,
and sanctify to you your deepest distress.

When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie,
my grace all-sufficient shall be your supply;
the flame shall not hurt you; I only design
your dross to consume and your gold to refine.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no, never, no never forsake!

2. Thy Word by Amy Grant

Songwriter Michael W. Smith was working on a song based around Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” He came up with a melody around the chorus, but didn’t know where to go from there. Amy Grant heard the demo and loved it—and Smith gave it to her to finish up.

He tells Songfacts, “So later that night she starts walking back to her cabin, and you have to understand Caribou Ranch is an 8,000 acre ranch and it’s very dark, and you’re in the middle of nowhere. And she got lost. There’s bears and all that sort of thing. You’ve got to really know where you’re going. It’s obviously a compound with all these cabins and stuff.

“She finally saw a lamp and started walking towards that light, didn’t realize that that was her cabin, and she walked into that little cabin and sat down with a notebook and pen and wrote the verses to ‘Thy Word.'”

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid,
And think I’ve lost my way.
Still, you’re there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.

3. Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

This song, written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown, has quickly become one of the most popular modern worship songs. And while it doesn’t specifically mention Scripture, the message of the entire song is only understandable through the Bible’s lens.

The world is full of ideas about who God is and what he’s like, it’s only through biblical revelation that we understand that he is a good, good father. It’s who he is.

I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching
For answers only you provide
‘Cause you know just what we need
Before we say a word

You’re a good good father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am

4. Creed by Rich Mullins

Like “Good, Good Father,” “Creed” is built on a confession we can only understand in light of Scripture. Based on the Apostle’s Creed, Rich Mullins song expresses the common confession that unites all Christians. His chorus ties it all together with this powerful sentiment, “I believe what I believe is what makes me what I am.” Indeed.

I believe in God the Father almighty
Maker of heaven and maker of earth
And in Jesus Christ
His only begotten Son, our Lord
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
Born of the virgin Mary
Suffered under Pontius Pilate
He was crucified and dead and buried

And I believe what I believe
Is what makes me what I am
I did not make it, no it is making me
It is the very truth of God and not
The invention of any man

5. Word of God Speak by MercyMe

MercyMe’s lead singer and songwriter, Bart Millard, was burned out. While his band was riding high on their single “I Can Only Imagine,” they were booked with constant appearances all over the world. Meanwhile, the due date for an new album’s worth of material was rapidly approaching and he just couldn’t come up with new material.

Millard went to bed frustrated one night, and woke with this nearly complete song.

Word of God speak
Would you pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That you’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In your holiness
Word of God speak

I’m finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice

6. Every Promise by Stuart Townend

Stuart explains his heart behind this powerful song, “There are many songs and hymns in the church that help us to encounter God in the Sunday service, but not many that help us to live out the gospel in our daily lives. And yet songs are a great way of remembering and meditating on the great truths of the faith during the 6 days when we are not at church!

“This song is an attempt to begin to redress that balance; it reminds us that when we fall into sin, when we are faced with difficult decisions, we can rely on God’s promises to forgive, to guide, to strengthen us just when we need it. Jesus Himself said we are to live not by bread alone, but by the word of God—perhaps songs like this can help us to do that.”

From the breaking of the dawn
To the setting of the sun,
I will stand on every promise of Your word.
Words of power, strong to save,
That will never pass away,
I will stand on every promise of Your word.
For Your covenant is sure,
And on this I am secure,
I can stand on every promise of Your word.

When I stumble and I sin,
Condemnation pressing in,
I will stand on every promise of Your word.
You are faithful to forgive,
That in freedom I might live,
So I stand on every promise of Your word.
Guilt to innocence restored:
You remember sins no more!
So I’ll stand on every promise of Your word.

7. Revelation Song by Kari Jobe

“Revelation Song” represents a type of worship song that is built around a specific biblical passage. The song is birthed out of Revelation 4:8, “And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say,
‘Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!’”

Many of our worship songs extol the virtues of Scripture simply by incorporating them into our music. And in doing so, they help to impress them upon our minds, and etch them in our hearts.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything and I will adore You

8. Word of God by Brenton Brown

“I wanted to write a song about the Word of God. In our world, we didn’t have too many songs on this theme. I felt like we needed to draw our attention back to so many verses in Scripture that remind us that we live by God’s word. I wanted a song that recognized the power of God’s word.”—Brenton Brown

The Word of God is light in my darkness
Hope for the hopeless strong and true
The Word of God is strength for the weary
A shield for those who trust in You
A shield for those who trust in You

Everything will fade everything will fade
The heavens and the earth will pass away
But You will remain yes You will remain always

9. Ancient Words by Lynn DeShazo

The Bible is our guide and our support. One of the great things that “Ancient Words” brings out with the two simple words “long preserved” is the history of individuals who have sacrificed so much to ensure it was available for each of us to read in our own tongues.

Holy words long preserved
for our walk in this world,
They resound with God’s own heart
Oh, let the ancient words impart.

Words of life, words of hope
Give us strength, help us cope
In this world, where e’er we roam
Ancient words will guide us home.

Ancient words, ever true
Changing me, and changing you.
We have come with open hearts
Oh let the ancient words impart.

10. Will You Not Listen by Michael Card

Jesus is the true Word of God. Through the biblical witness, we experience his life and witness. And through the Holy Spirit, we experience his empowerment. Michael Card’s “Will You Not Listen” invites us all to listen to the holy Word.

Listen to the sacred silence
Listen to the holy Word
Listen as he speaks through living
Parables that must be heard
Will you not listen?
Why won’t you listen?

God has spoken peace to us
Why will you not listen?
He spoke a word of flesh and blood
Flesh and blood that bled and died
Bled and died just to be heard
How could you not hear this Word?

What are your favorite worship songs about the Bible?

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