Many wonderful songs of praise have been written throughout the centuries and regularly find their place in our services.  But there is great benefit in reading together biblical expressions of praise, in the language that God inspired.  Many passages from the Psalms could be used in this way.  Suitable passages from other parts of the Bible are suggested here, some combining verses from different contexts.

  • An Australian Prayer Book includes versions of the following, in a form that can easily be recited together:

Hymn to the Risen Christ (1 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:20, p. 23)

Te Deum ('We praise you O God', p. 24)

The Song of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79, p. 25)

The Song of Mary (Luke 1:46-55, p. 30)

The Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32, p. 30)

Hymn to the Word (John 1:1-5, 10-14, 16, p. 70)

Ephesians 1:3-6 (p. 73)

A Song of Isaiah (Isaiah 12:2-6, p. 71)

A Song of Christ's Glory (Philippians 2:6-11, p. 76)

Hebrews 10:19-22 (p. 79)

Jesus Saviour of the World (p. 80)

Ephesians 2:4-7 (p. 81)

A Song to the Lamb (Revelation 4:11; 5:9b-10, p. 82)

Great and Wonderful (Revelation 15:3-4, p. 85).

  • Common Worship (pp. 786-96) contains the following additional biblical 'songs' or passages suitable for corporate praise:

A Song of the Wilderness (Advent, Isaiah 35:1, 2b-4a, 4c-6, 10)

A Song of the Messiah (Christmas, Isaiah 9:2, 3b, 4a, 6, 7)

A Song of the New Jerusalem (Epiphany, Isaiah 60:1-3, 11a, 18, 19, 14b)

A Song of Humility (Lent, Hosea 6:1-6)

The Song of Moses and Miriam (Easter, Exodus 15:1b-3, 6, 10, 13, 17)

A Song of Ezekiel (Pentecost, Ezekiel 36:24-26, 28b)

A Song of David (1 Chronicles 29:10b-13, 14b)

A Song of the Spirit (Advent, Revelation 22:12-14, 16, 17)

A Song of Redemption (Christmas, Colossians 1:13-18a, 19, 20a)

A Song of Praise (Epiphany, Revelation 4:11; 5:9b, 10)

A Song of Christ the Servant (Lent, 1 Peter 2:21b-25)

A Song of Faith (Easter, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 18, 19, 21)

A Song of God's Children (Pentecost, Romans 8:2, 15, 15b-19)

A Song of the Lamb (Revelation 19:1b, 5b, 6b, 7, 9b)

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