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Devote Yourselves To The Public Reading Of Scripture

Posted on March 12, 2017

For nearly 20 years, PraiseCharts has dedicated our self to resourcing the church with music for congregational worship. After all, the Bible tells us to “be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord” (Eph 5:18b-19a, NLT). Singing in church is so important, and has a deep impact on our theology. We sing what we believe, and we believe what we sing. But the Bible also says, “devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture” (1 Tim 4:13, NIV). Apparently, there is more than just singing that a congregation can experience together. Imagine the impact when both song and scripture come together as we worship.

Liturgical churches have done this for years, but what about those in the modern, evangelical traditions? It happens on occasion, though perhaps it is time to increase the public reading scripture - with as much passion, creativity and focus as we would for a song! At PraiseCharts we are in the process of rolling out an entirely new section in our catalog, dedicated to worship readings. We are going through the entire Bible, identifying passages that seems appropriate for public reading during worship. Along with the scriptures, we will add other readings, poems, prayers, and creeds that can seamlessly blend into your worship service.

You can download the scriptures for free, and print them out — just like a song! Eventually, you’ll have access to all of the scripture readings in all of the major translations, thematically integrated into our catalog of worship songs. Other readings will be available for a small fee. Fancier programming is around the corner, but in the meantime you can browse through our entire catalog of readings here. They are not quite thematically integrated with our song catalog yet (that is coming). So for now, here’s a list of of our top worship songs, and scripture passages that we have specifically chosen to flow out of those songs. We chose scripture passages which carry a key theme from the songs. Imagine singing the song, transitioning to a piano and pad, and then just reading the entire passage. The impact will be significant — for the mind, heart and soul of all those worshiping.

Scripture Readings for our Top Worship Songs

Click on the song title to find sheet music and audio tracks for your worship team. Click on the scripture passage to find the scripture, ready to print (for free)!

10000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

    • Isaiah 58:6-11 - This Is The Kind Of Fasting

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Because He Lives (Amen)

Broken Vessels

Chain Breaker

Clean

Come Alive (Dry Bones)

Come As You Are

Cornerstone

Death Was Arrested

    • Romans 6:3-14 - Baptized Into Christ Jesus

Even If

Even So Come

Ever Be

Exalted Over All

Fullness

Glorious Day

    • John 11:1-44 - A Man Named Lazarus

God Of Calvary

    • Isaiah 53 - Like A Tender Green Shoot
    • 1 Peter 2:19-25 - You Are Coming To Christ
    • Luke 23:33-47 - The Place Called Calvary

Good Good Father

    • Psalm 18 - The LORD Is My Rock
    • Psalm 103:13-22

Great Are You Lord

Here As In Heaven

How Can It Be

How Great Is Our God

In Christ Alone

It Is Well

    • Psalm 121 - My Help Comes From The LORD
    • Psalm 93

Jesus

Jesus Paid It All

    • Colossians 2:6-15 - Live Your Lives In Him

King Of My Heart

    • Psalm 121 - My Help Comes From The LORD
    • Psalm 100 - Enter His Gates
    • Psalm 73:21-28 

Lamb Of God

Lion And The Lamb

Lord I Need You

My Heart Is Yours

My Victory

No Longer Slaves

O Come To The Altar

O Praise The Name (Anastasis)

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

    • Matthew 14:22-36 - Jesus Walks On The Water
    • Psalm 107 

One True God

Only King Forever

    • Psalm 20 - May The Words Of My Mouth
    • Psalms 146
    • Exodus 15:1-18

Our God

Resurrecting

The Cause Of Christ

There Is A Cloud

This I Believe (The Creed)

This Is Amazing Grace

Trust In You

What A Beautiful Name

Worthy Of Your Name

Your Love Awakens Me

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