Best 40 Easy Christian Worship Songs to Play on Guitar

Published Categorized as Acoustic Guitar Songs

Are you looking to show the lord that you love him once and for all? Are you only just starting out on the guitar and need a quick and easy way to communicate with the lord that isn’t going to tax your subpar abilities on the instrument? Want a lowdown of the best easy worship songs on guitar?

Then you are in the right place, for today we will be exploring 40 of the best easy worship songs on guitar for your listening and playing pleasure!

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1. “Amazing Grace” by Judy Collins

This serene ballad has had many takers over the years – it is, in fact, one of the most popular and easy worship songs on guitar, period – though, many agree that Judy Collins’ version is one of the best in the business, and with chords like that, how could you disagree?

Amazing Grace

2. “Heart of Worship” by Matt Redman

Matt Redman is a renowned leader of Christian worship who just happens to possess a real gift for music – he’s even got a Grammy award! This worship song is among the best in his repertoire and ideal for anyone looking to summon the holy spirit through some Hillsong worship.

Heart of Worship by Matt Redman

3. “Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus” by George Duffield Jr.

This is another of those Christian worship songs with a well-worn history. This version renders it more of a contemporary worship song, no doubt among many people’s favorite worship songs.

Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus

4. “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman

And, here we have another classic from the inimitable Matt Redman. It’s no wonder how he manages to render all easy Christian worship songs with such power – he is an ordained minister, after all!

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord): Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Sheet (Original Sheet Music Edition)

5. “Holy Spirit” by Katie and Bryan Torwalt

While the title is a bit on the nose, most worship music is, so you can’t fault this sibling pair for that. This is a chord progression that anyone can get behind, making this perfect for getting the whole flock involved!

Holy Spirit

6. “Battle Hymn Of The Republic” by Julia Ward Howe

Playing into a lot of the more militant subtext in religious symbology, this popular guitar song could easily be mistaken for a xenophobic anthem, with its basic chords and intense symbolism – this was, in fact, a song that many used to rally themselves up during the American civil war!

Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe

7. “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

He sure has a way with rhetorical questions, right? No wonder this is one of the most popular worship songs among the flock today, even one of the most popular songs on guitar.

How Great Is Our God

8. “Build My Life” by Housefires

Hey, these guys are like the Beegees of the worship world, and this is probably their “Stayin’ Alive”. Therefore, it’s a small wonder why this Christian song elicits such amazing love from the Christian community.

Build My Life

9. “Here I Am to Worship” by Tim Hughes

This track’s title instantly places the listener in the place of the personal ‘I’ in the title. Here you are to worship, so may you step forth with this intention and do your deed beneath the avid gaze of the so-called lord. This is an incredibly personal Christian worship song.

Here I Am to Worship

10. “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” by Joseph Scriven

This is actually an incredibly old hymn written by the late and great Joseph Scriven in 1855 to comfort his mother who was then living in a different country. Published anonymously, it has since gained traction, though by no means featuring in the Hot Christian Songs Chart or anything.

What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Joseph M. Scriven)

11. “Lord I Lift Your Name On High” by MercyMe

Though by no means rock music, this song takes us pretty close to the border between contemporary worship songs and rock & roll, though the chords from the original version are much more subdued.

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12. “Come, Christians, Join To Sing” by Christian Bateman

Surely Christian is in on the joke here, right? The fact that his name is Christian and that he is inviting a whole bunch of other Christians to join him in singing almost feels like he is beckoning a bunch of clones forth, no?

Come, Christians, Join to Sing

13. “Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

Far from being the inspiration for the musical of the same name, this is a deeply meaningful Christian worship anthem, an older hymn that translates well to guitar.

Rock of Ages (Classic Reprint)

14. “I Sing The Mighty Power Of God” by Isaac Watts

This song’s origin is even older, dating back to the 1700s, and attempts to convey something of the power one can feel when singing a worship song. In this way, it is one of the more meta choices on this list.

15. “Everlasting God” by Lincoln Brewster

This song, by contrast, is a far more modern affair, released in 2006 on a new wave of Christian worship enthusiasm. Here, Brewster takes the concept of worship songs for a spin in his own signature way.

Everlasting God

16. “O Come to the Altar” by Elevation

Working even more recently, the group Elevation Worship has sought to continue in the long and storied tradition of using the song to rally the troops for worship with this, one of the lead singles from their fifth album.

O Come to the Altar (Live)

17. “Come, Now Is the Time To Worship” by Brian Doerksen

If you hadn’t already surmised from the intense and ceaseless smattering of worship songs listed above and below, now is likely the time of day for worship.

Come Now Is The Time To Worship

18. “For the Beauty Of The Earth” by John Rutter

With hymns like this in the songbook, it is no small wonder that there are such high-profile conglomerate kingpins who do such damage to the world and its future and yet who pronounce themselves Christians. What gives?

Rutter: For The Beauty Of The Earth

19. “Forever” by Kari Jobe

This is another slightly more modern release that is no doubt going to restore faith to those who have otherwise doubted the validity of the claim that the worship song as a concept has plenty of life still left in her hull.

Forever (Live)

20. “God of Wonders” by Third Day

Though this song was written a little earlier, it gained far more traction when the Christian rock band Third Day released a version of it in 2003 on their album Offerings II: All I Have to Give. Whichever version you prefer, we can surely all agree that it a song worth fighting over.

God Of Wonders (third Day Lullaby Tribute)

21. “Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here” by Jesus Culture

Originally written by that faithful duo Katie & Brian Torwalt, this version maintains all of the emotional power of the original and then some, though with chords like that it should come as no surprise.

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22. “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” by Henry J. Van Dyke

This really is a classic that has been covered and performed by so many different artists over the years, so thanks be to Henry J. Van Dyke for writing this hit back in 1907!

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

23. “Trading My Sorrows” by Darryl Evans

Here we have an example of the lord as exchequer, a banker who is willing to turn your sorrows into joy so long as you trade only in his house. While he isn’t one of the best guitarists of all time, his method of communication is soulful and precise.

The Best of Darrell Evans: Trading My Sorrows

24. “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” by Stuart Townend

This song by British Christian worship leader Stuart Townend is another of his many popular worship songs for, despite holding a regular congregation, he also finds the time to devote his soul to the writing of Christian worship anthems.

How Deep The Father's Love For Us

25. “One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture

Here we have another hit by the aptly named Jesus Culture who, as their guiding ethos, show that the world of Jesus can also be a part of the culture. It was released by Bethel Music under their youth-led group and this version has proven immensely popular in worship circles.

One Thing Remains (Live)

26. “How He Loves (Us)” by John Mark McMillan

At this point, it should be clear that he does indeed love you, though for some that clearly isn’t enough, hence the need to constantly repeat it to oneself in the face of all the world’s evil and hate.

27. “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” by Delirious

The title of this song alongside the name of the artist starts to cause concern even among the more strict worshippers who might see in these words a sense of distress or obsession with the lord, though isn’t that precisely what he wants?

I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever

28. “Jesus Loves Me” by Chris Tomlin

The great Chris Tomlin’s artistry takes a more selfish turn here, though it is perhaps selfishness that runs through each one of us where we are only looking to survive at any cost.

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29. “Leaning on The Everlasting Arms” by Anthony Showalter

You can tell that there is something of the old world in this song just by the title alone, and you’d be right to make such a judgment for this song was composed in 1887, a damn sight away from the hell of this present-day!

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

30. “Mighty to Save” by Hillsong Worship

This is a real classic that has done the rounds of many worshipping institutions and schools since it originally came out – any faithful among us will no doubt be endlessly moved by the many singing along to the lyrics and the simple but powerful chords, among the most moving chord progressions ever.

Mighty To Save (Live)

31. “My Soul Sings” by Cory Asbury

Yes, finally! Someone talking properly about the curious psychophysiological phenomenon that occurs when in direct communion with god, wherein the soul sings and lights up all around.

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32. “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship

Even those who don’t believe can’t help but be moved by the sheer communion and majesty of their Hillsong Worship’s live performances!

Who You Say I Am (Live)

33. “Cornerstone” by Hillsong Worship

Hillsong Worship must surely be one of the most prolifically creative Christian worship groups of all time, certainly in recent memory. Everywhere you turn, their videos have ceaseless numbers of views. Good for them!

Cornerstone (Deluxe Edition) (Live)

34. “Stronger” by Hillsong Worship

Huh? There’s more? Yes, indeed, yet another anthemic and stadium-ready hymnal from the modern masters of Christian worship music – this one is focused on helping to elucidate how much stronger you can feel under god’s wing.

Stronger (Live At The Acer Arena)

35. “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury

Here we also have another banger from Cory Asbury, proving that there is no end to various methods by which Christianity and all its followers can implant themselves into your minds. In this instance, they use the medium of folk pop to inseminate your thoughts and ensure that there is no escape from its clutches.

Reckless Love

36. “Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche

Paul Baloche seems to be for the previous generation of worship song enthusiasts what Hillsong Worship is for the present generation, offering forth here a curiously surreal image as the song’s title and going the full length to show that even the most surreal things have their roots in the mundane.

Open The Eyes Of My Heart '“ Paul Baloche

37. “What A Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship

Did anyone ask for yet another bloated anthem from the institution that is Hillsong Worship? It seems even the mere mention of them in the text is enough to conjure their influence.

What A Beautiful Name

38. “Way Maker” by Sinach

If any of you were looking for something a little more subdued and orchestral, then perhaps this sumptuous track by Sinach will be for you.

Way Maker

39. “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music

Here, the famed Bethel Music record label and institution release music under their own name, gathering together a whole bunch of different musicians, both young and old, in the service of spreading the good message as far and wide as possible.

No Longer Slaves (Bethel Music)

40. “You Have Won The Victory” by Full Gospel Baptist Church

Now, what better way to conclude this mammoth list of the best easy worship songs to play on guitar than with this gem proclaiming victory over all before it without hesitation or fear?

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Final Tones

So, there you have it! Hopefully, this assortment of the best easy worship songs on guitar has been of use to you in finding the aptest outlet for your own faith through which you can directly communicate with the lord.

FAQs Easy Worship Songs on Guitar

What is the simplest guitar song?

In theory, the simplest guitar song would be one that features very few chords or harmonic movement at all combined with a static and repetitive rhythmic quality, right? And yet, it is actually quite hard to play the same thing repeatedly consistently, hence why so few people can legitimately pull off repetitive music without changing it somewhat as they go along. A song like “Heroin” by the Velvet Underground can be quite difficult to play even despite the fact that it is built upon the shifting of two chords back and forth. The meter changes, the song gets faster and slower, and dynamically it is actually doing a lot of work. Thus, the simplest guitar song will really depend on the person asking the question, though there is some easy guitar tabs to change your mind.

What are the most common worship chords?

Worship music is especially reliant on harmonic tropes that have been established for centuries – i.e. the idea that a song with a major key is trying to convey something positive and happy, whereas a song with a minor key is coming at a topic from a more negative or otherwise sad place. In a similar way, worship music often centers around C major and its related keys as traditionally this chord was seen as the most holy because of its lack of accidentals (sharps or flats).

What chords are used in church?

C major is a pretty common focus in worship music because of its lack of accidentals – i.e. sharps or flats. C major is, in fact, devoid of all blemish, hence why its key signature bears no marks on it. It’s not hard to see why traditionally this key and chord has often been called upon to express divinity in its many aspects.

By Nate Pallesen

Nate is just your average (above average) guitar player. He's no Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page - wait this site is about acoustic guitars (sorry) He's no Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, or Michael Hedges, wait? who!? He's no Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton or Ben Harper - more familiar? Anyway you get the point :-)

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