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Music / instruments in the Bible: Creative activities for your children's ministry

Music and instruments play a significant role in the Bible, with various references to both throughout its pages. In the Old Testament, music and instruments were used in worship and celebration, with the Psalms often featuring descriptions of musical worship and the use of instruments like harps, lyres, and trumpets.

The Bible also highlights the power of music, with songs and instrumental music used to express emotions, lift spirits, and praise God. For example, the book of Exodus features the song Moses and the Israelites sang after crossing the Red Sea, while the book of Revelation describes a great multitude singing before the throne of God.

As children's workers, it is important to teach children about the significance of music and instruments in the Bible. This can help children understand the role music plays in worship and celebrate, and appreciate the way in which God uses music to communicate with us. By exploring the biblical references to music and instruments, children can gain a deeper understanding of God's love for all of creation, and the power of music to bring people together in worship.

On this page you will find creative ideas, resources and activities relating to music and instrument, which you can use in your children’s ministry, kid’s church, children’s and youth work or Christian primary school.