Finding Christian Guitar Chords and Lyrics

Kevin Ott
Angel

With the increasing popularity of Christian music, the desire for Christian guitar chords and lyrics has skyrocketed. From chart-topping Christian recording artists to worship bands at your local church, the demand for Christian music grows each year. The simplicity of the music has been a big factor in its swelling popularity. The guitar-centric nature of most worship songs allows guitarists to learn their favorite tunes and engage in private worship after only a small amount of practice.

Popular Worship Songs

The following list features 15 of the most popular worship songs today with links (click on song titles) to guitar chords and lyrics:

Song Title Artist Most Associated with Song
1. The Cross Stands Worship Central
2. Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) Chris Tomlin
3. Our God Is Greater Chris Tomlin
4. How Great Is Our God Chris Tomlin
5. Mighty To Save Hillsong United
6. 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Matt Redman
7. Blessed Be Your Name Matt Redman
8. Revelation Song Kari Jobe
9. Forever Reign Hillsong United
10. Everlasting God Brenton Brown
11. Here I Am To Worship Tim Hughes
12. Oceans (Where Feet May Fall) Hillsong United
13. In Christ Alone Newsboys
14. Lord I Need You Matt Maher
15. The Stand Hillsong United

Christian Chords and Lyrics Collections Online

There are several good websites that house extensive collections of guitar chords and lyrics for Christian music. Whether you're looking for a specific song or want to browse through the available titles, try one of these sites.

  • Your Christian Home - With over 1,000 songs listed alphabetically, you could potentially spend a lot of time at this praise and worship library browsing the available chords and lyrics. You can also search the collection by song title, lyric snippet, or author.
  • Worship Music - These chord sheets are all available in printable PDF format, and were created by the site owner to be simple to read and easy to play.

Worship Music Books Offline

These chord books are some of the best praise and worship books on the market, containing some of the most exhaustive lists of worship songs available anywhere:

  • More Songs for Praise & Worship -- Volume 5: This book contains chords and lyrics for guitar, piano, and vocals. The More Songs for Praise & Worship series regularly comes out with new titles, so check retailers for the latest offering.
  • The Praise & Worship Fake Book: This book is better suited for the musician who wants a list of older contemporary worship songs. Modeled after the legendary jazz fake book, which was compiled to include every jazz song ever written, this praise and worship book strives for the same thoroughness, at least up to the date of its publication in 2004. It's the priciest option, but you will get an exhaustive list of songs from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and early 2000s. You might be surprised to find that many worship songs still popular in churches today are twenty or thirty years old.
  • The Best Praise & Worship Songs Ever: A cheaper version of the fake book, you will get over 400 songs spanning across decades of popular worship music. For only $15, it's a great choice if you're on a tight budget.
  • Guitar Worship Songbook, Book 1: Strum & Sing Your Favorite Praise & Worship Songs: This book is also a thrifty option, and it is designed for the beginning guitarist. If you've just picked up a guitar for the first time, this is the book for you. It includes a CD to help you as you learn the songs.

An Open-Source Industry

The best thing about the praise and worship music industry is that it has no qualms giving its song sheets away for free. Most, if not all, major praise and worship leaders give away free PDFs of their chords and lyrics when songs are released. If you're having trouble finding music for a particular song, try finding the official website for the person who wrote the song. Odds are that person already posted the chords and lyrics for free.

Finding Christian Guitar Chords and Lyrics