Bible Verses to Memorize About Joy: Selections From Psalms

Bible verses to memorize about joy from the book of Psalms. From

A few weeks ago, I shared Bible verses to memorize about Joy. Joy is my One Word for 2013 and I wanted some scriptures to memorize to support that focus. I firmly believe that the Word of God is alive and able to change my heart. This is why hiding scriptures in my heart is important to me.

When I was looking for Bible verses for the last post, I realized that the book of Psalms was full of verses about joy. So they get their own post. I’m pretty fond of the book of Psalms. Somehow David’s prayers give me great comfort. Something about how he lays it all out for God, but always comes back to “Thy will be done.”

Bible Verses to Memorize About Joy From Psalms

  • “But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” 5:11
  • “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” 16:11
  • “And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.” 27:6
  • “Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” 30:4-5
  • “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.” 32:11
  • “And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.” 35:9
  • “Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hat pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.” 35:27-28
  • “When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.” 42:4
  • “Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou has broken may rejoice.” 51:8
  • “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” 51:12
  • “Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.” 66:1-2
  • “O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.” 67:4
  • “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” 95:1-3
  • “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” 98:4
  • “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” 100
  • “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” 126:5
  • “Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;” 149:5-6

When I look at this list, what stands out to me is how joy is connected to action. Sacrifices of praise, make a joyful noise, shout for joy. It’s clear…joy makes noise unto the Lord. No wonder singing worship songs is one of my favorite things to do.

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  1. Robbie Prentice says

    As I was reviewing your list of scripture on joy, was so thankful to find the verses in KJV. So often verses listed from other versions and constantly have to reread in the KJV. Love the list on joy, and plan to work on these verses myself. I often say there is so much in Gods word on JOY. He wants us to have joy in our hearts and to share our joy of him with others. Thank you for sharing.

    • I often find myself in the same boat. I know it isn’t a coincidence how often the Bible speaks of joy. It is so hard to hang on to when we take our eyes off of God. Thank you for taking the time to comment, you blessed me with your words.