There are many more scriptures to support loud music in Worship, Praise, and Rejoicing in the Church building, during services, and during Holy Feasts and Dedications, but here's a few to get you started.
In the book of Second Chronicles, Chapter 5, we see the following:
- 11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course:
- 12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)
- 13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;
- 14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.
One Hundred and Twenty Priests with trumpets to begin with, then the rest with Cymbals and other instruments. They were singing and playing the instruments in THE HOUSE OF THE LORD(Emphasized again in verse 14 as THE HOUSE OF GOD). How many people believe it was a quiet service? I don't think so. It was chaos. So full and thick was the Temple with the presence of God that the Priests could not even minister, or read the Word of the Lord to His people. Their sermon for that day would have to be put off for another day.
When was the last time you attended a Service where the Glory of God was so strong the Priests could not minister, but people were directly affected by God's divine presence and continued to sing and praise God? So much for limiting the song service to a certain amount of time. It became the entire service. I guarantee you the people left that service with all their needs met, and didn't stop talking about it for a very long time.
We all know the sounds that cymbals and trumpets make, and neither would be called a quiet or soft-sounding instrument. PLUS, there were ALL the OTHER instruments! It was a Holy sound that brought down the presence of God THICK!
OK, it doesn't say the specific word LOUD, but this scripture DOES:
- 2 Chronicles 30:21 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing with loud instruments unto the LORD.
Apparently, during their feasts and holy days, the Israelites celebrated with joyful loud music and praise to God so that their glad(happy)voices were heard across the land.
Solomon brought all of David's instruments into the temple along with everything else that belonged there(2 Chronicles 5:1), showing that all of David's instruments definitely belonged there. There was no question about loud instruments having their place in the Temple.
In Nehemiah 12, we see another gathering with loud singing and playing of THEM THAT GAVE THANKS IN THE HOUSE OF GOD.
- 27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.
- 35 And certain of the priests' sons with trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph:
- 36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God, and Ezra the scribe before them.
- 40 So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:
- 41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;
- 42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
- 43 Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
- 44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.
- 45 And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.
- 46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
Great Joy was how they praised God so they were heard afar off, even the wives and children were loud!