I can’t remember how I first found the site theversesproject.com, but in my opinion it is one of the best websites for Christian devotion. Ran by three friends who are worship pastors is Colorado and Oklahoma, they have one primary goal: help people learn and memorize scripture through the use of music.
They have an extensive library of offerings in various musical styles. The lyrics of each song are word-for-word verses taken from the ESV. The page for each song also contains a short devotional reading on the verses as well as artwork that can be used for backgrounds on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Though the site takes donations to support its operation, everything they offer is available for free, including the download of the songs.
Some of these songs are written and performed by bigger names in the worship music business (think Charlie Hall), while others are more obscure. Honestly, not every song is my cup of tea stylistically, but even so they are valuable if they help even one person draw closer to God through his word.
Psalm 119 encourages us to hide God’s word in our hearts. Yet, memorizing is not the easiest thing for everyone. But when it comes to songs, we tend to easily memorize our favorites. Music connects with us at a deeper level. Songs are easier to memorize because they combine unique tunes with lyrics that we listen to (and even sing along to) over and over again.
That’s what makes a resource such as The Verses Project so valuable. Check them out, listen to the songs, and download the ones that catch your attention. Add them to your iTunes playlist or burn them to a CD (for your personal use, of course). Let God’s word speak to you in a new way.
For a sample, check out the song for Revelation 21:5-6.
(Note: This “advertisement” is my own doing to highlight a resource that I enjoy. I was neither asked to write this nor offered anything by The Verses Project to do so.)