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Can you worship God outside music and song?

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i would say yes you can. worship is about a life bowed down in service of our Lord out of a love relationship. musically or not God can be worshipped though our lives.

Can you worship God outside music and song?



Of course---would God exclude all deaf people from worshipping Him?  All your examples given show worship without music.

Hi Kelvin,


The first thing we have to do is work out what is meant by worship. The dictionary definition of the word "worship" is something like "Any thing you do for or in service of a Deity". This is actually quite exciting and challenging because the scripture encourages us to "present our lives as a living sacrifice.

However there are some Christians who only consider it to be worship when they are so emotionally moved by a song that they get a gooey feeling. I think is is possible to reach that state of ecstasy without a song but it's a very narrow view of worship. In the thirty plus years I have been married there have been times when I have been ecstatic about my wife and there have been times when I have felt nothing but I haven't loved her more or less in those different times. As the scripture compares our relationship with God to a marriage relationship I thing the first and dictionary definition of "Worship to be the correct one.


So "Yes most of your worship is out side songs"


David Bull. 

Clearly we sometimes will and or must. But if you have the means, why would you not use music?

Gen 22:5  "Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you" Scholars say the definition of worship with regards to this verse spoke of SACRIFICE and OBEDIENCE, when i read that and verse that are on top i learnt that worship is beyond words, music and lyrics or even soud and that those expressions of our worship. 

today we have taught ourselves that worship is music and singing 3 praise songs and 3 worship songs on sunday 

today we have taught ourselves that worship is music and singing 3 praise songs and 3 worship songs on sunday

I don't see that happening in my space. If anything, we have a "great awakening" in worship and we're swinging too far in the other direction. There are seminars on worship. There are no longer just "music ministers" but "worship pastors" and the goal of some has become "better worship" as if it's the end of it all. There seems to be this sense of "worship awareness" and "worship fullness" and "worship isn't just this or that".  And it's all wrong, it's not where we should start. Worship is evidence and a byproduct really. A byproduct of seeking the Lord with the whole heart. If you look at what we're asked to do, it's to seek Him, to love Him, etc. If we do that, what do we care what it's called? 

And what's wrong with three songs on Sunday? That's just a time where we get together and express our worship of God together. I don't know anyone who teaches that this is all there is to worship.

You can worship God in almost everything you do. When you are always mindfull of God , giving your utmost in what you do, honours God - that is worship. Thinking of what God would want you to say ( think first and not react) can be a form of indirect worship.

When we remember who we are , now that we have our salvation and what that means to us, then living that trueth - to me that is worship.

I am really encouraged, we all seem to be pretty much of one mind on this issue. I expected there would be somebody if not a whole body of people who would argue that worship was only the place of ecstasy you might reach in a song occasionally.

Well done every one.


David B. 

Romans 12:1 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship."


You're right, Kelvin. Organized church down through the ages has narrowed worship down to something that happens only during a certain time in a church service. It has been going on for centuries, not just in the last 50 years or more. There is nothing wrong with those times, but as everyone has pointed out, we should worship God with our lives.


Let the worshippers arise! - a great song by Phillips, Craig & Dean

To be honest the organised/formal church has a lot to answer for in many areas not just telling us how to worship, but when, where and how. It is up to the individual to walk that extra mile and not just do what is expected. Not to dishonour the church but to honour God more.

It is possible to Love God without all the 'Church Stuff'.  Same goes for worship

Gotta have church and therefore "church stuff". It's commanded that we assemble together and it only makes sense that whatever assembly you choose will have "church stuff" which includes some kind of liturgy even if simple. You will always find that it has been imperfect throughout history.

Don't know if this ended up being relevant or if it even made sense.


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