Christian Playbook – Music

Make a joyful noise (or read poetry, a Psalm and/or stories about songs!)

  • HERE is a YouTube set of songs that you can listen to online for FREE
  • Want to contribute a song you really like and/or see a list of favorite songs of other Christian Playbook readers? More details HERE
  • If you like to sing… “when you sing religious tunes, invariably prayer and study come along for the ride!”
    • do at least one song daily
    • one approach is to sing along with a YouTube gospel hymn
    • accompany yourself with an instrument (guitar, harmonica, or ???) if so inclined
  • Listen to music
    • Websites like this one provide access to gospel music, worship music, contemporary Christian music, … For hymns, this site has helpful midi files and the lyrics
    • Download the app Spotify (free digital music service for computer) and search for “Best of Christian” and listen to a song or two
    • Get Pierced, an app providing meaningful music, entertainment, and information for Christian youth and young adults (developed by Presbyterian Media Mission). Listen to a song on it
    • Medical Mission Sisters songs, popular in CPB posts are HERE
    • Click HERE for the CP YouTube music channel of Christmas SongsSingendes Quartett3
  • Read about a hymn/song
    • several good books describe songs, including
    • the internet has sites that include versions of the music in many cases
      • here’s a Christian music website you might consider. And another from the Sermon Writer website HERE
      • Songfacts is proving to be a great source, especially for more mainstream music
  • Read a Psalm aloud. Most of these have been set to music, including Psalm 100, and many of them involve musical themes
  • Consider reflecting on the song God’s Footprints
  • Listen to favorite songs of others HERE
  • CP post about Spirituals: songs of struggles and prevailing
  • Steve’s favorite Christian Playbook songs, including some from CPB posts
  • This song – Do Not Be Afraid – shared during pandemic times is comforting
  • HERE is a NY Times article about the power of music
  • Youtube Playlists

…Worship the Lord with gladness; come before God with joyful songs… (Psalm 100)

The word of Christ must live in you richly. Teach and warn each other with all wisdom by singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  (Colossians 3:16, CEB)