16 Easy Worship Songs to Play on Piano (+ Chord Charts)

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As a worship keyboard player, I often get asked, especially by beginner piano players is, what are some easy worship songs I can practice on the piano?

And I totally get them. As a beginner worship keyboard or piano player, it’s such an ego boost to be able to play some worship songs with the little skill you have acquired. The truth is, most worship songs are easy to play. And you don’t need to be an expert piano player to play many songs.

So after putting some thought into it and a few hours of research, here are 16 worship easy songs that are quite easy to play on the piano.

Way Maker – Sinach

Way Maker by Sinach is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular worship songs we have in our era. This was the song that broke Sinach, a Nigerian gospel artist, into the international mainstream Christian music industry. 

The song was written by Osinachi Kalu Okoro, a Nigerian songwriter, and was released as a single in 2016.

And it is, by far, one of the easiest worship songs to play on the piano. It is one of the songs many worship piano tutors teach their students at an early stage to give them an ego boost.

The original key of Way Maker is B. It has only four chords and one chord progression, which is repeated throughout the song. And that is the reason why it’s such an easy worship song. And the chords are E, B, F#, and Ab minor, or if you are familiar with the Nashville number system, the chord progression is IV – I – V – VI.

Chord Charts: Way Maker – Sinach

Here is a snippet of the Lyrics

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse]
You are here, moving in our midst
I worship You, I worship You
You are here, working in this place
I worship You, I worship You

[Chorus]
Way maker, miracle worker
Promise keeper, Light in the darkness
My God, that is who You are

Be Still – Hillsong

Be Still is one of the songs on Hillsong’s There is More album which was released in 2018. And honestly, it’s such a beautiful yet very easy to play worship song. 

Be Still is in the key of F. It also has only four chords and one chord progression that runs through the entire song – F, Gm, Dm, and Bb.

The chord progression of Be Still by Hillsong is F – Gm – Dm – Bb (or I – II – VI – IV). And this chord progression is repeated throughout the entire song. Quite easy.

Chord Charts: Be Still – Hillsong

Check out a snippet of the Lyrics

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse]
Be still and know
That the Lord is in control
Be still my soul
Stand and watch as giants fall

[Chorus]
I won’t be afraid You are here
You silence all my fear
I won’t be afraid
You don’t let go
Be still my heart and know
I won’t be afraid

How Great is Our God – Chris Tomlin

For so many years, How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin has remained relevant. From when it was released in 2004 till this day, this song is sung in churches worldwide and is still played on the radio.

It’s a fantastic worship song that an entire congregation can sing along and relate to. And there have been so many renditions of it since it was released, including a World Edition, which features many languages worldwide.

Regardless of its popularity, How Great is Our God is such an easy song to play, even for beginner piano players.

The original key of the song is C# (or Db) and has only four chords — C#, Bb minor, F#, and Ab.

The chord progression of the song is C# – Bb minor – F# – Ab (or I – VI – IV – V). And this chord progression is repeated throughout the entire song with no changes.

Chord Charts: How Great Is Our God – Chris Tomlin

Check out some snippets of the Lyrics

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse]
The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice
All the earth rejoice
He wraps himself in Light, and darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice

[Chorus]
How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord, Oh My Soul) – Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman is yet another song that has remained relevant for many years and still is. Many people know this song by its lyric, “Bless The Lord, Oh My Soul,” rather than 10,000 reasons.

It’s a song that has blessed generations and still is.  

The original key of the song is G, and it has only four chords, just like all the other songs we’ve talked about. The chords are G, C, D, and Em.

The chord progression of this song is not as simple as the ones we’ve discussed. However, with some practice, you can get it on your fingertips in no time. Check out the chord charts below or watch the video to learn the song.

Chord Charts: 10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman

Check out the Chorus and first Verse of the song below.

Lyrics Snippet

[Chorus]
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

[Verse]
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Here Again – Elevation Worship

Here Again, by Elevation Worship, is one of my favorite worship songs. I love the song, personally, and I love playing it on the piano.

This song is part of Elevation Worship’s album Hallelujah Here Below, which was released in September 2018. What makes this song beautiful is its simplicity. You should be able to play this song easily on the piano, even if you are a beginner. 

The root key of the song is D, and there are four chords in this song – D, G, A, and Bm. And there are two chord progressions in the song. The chord progression of the Intro and Verse is Bm – A – G (or VI – V – IV). And the chord progression for the Chorus and Bridge is D – A – Bm – G (or I – V – VI – IV)

Chord Charts: Here Again – Elevation Worship

[Verse]
Can’t go back to the beginning
Can’t control what tomorrow will bring
But I know here in the middle
Is the place where you promise to be

[Chorus]
I’m not enough
Unless you come
Will you meet me here again
Cause all I want
Is all you are
Will you meet me here again

Spirit of the Living God – Vertical Worship

Spirit of the Living God is the first song I heard from Vertical Worship. It caught my attention because of its powerful yet simple lyrics. Also, it’s a song I’ve recommended many times to beginner keyboard and piano players.

That’s because it has only four chords — D, G. A, Bm. And the root key of this song is D. It has two chord progressions. The chord progression of the Intro, Verse, and Chorus is D – G – Bm G (or I – IV – VI – IV). And the chord progression for the Bridge is G – Bm – A (or IV – VI – V)

Chord Charts: Spirit of the Living God – Vertical Worship

Lyrics Snippet

[Chorus]
‘Cause when You speak, when You move
When You do what only You can do
It changes us
It changes what we see and what we seek
When You come in the room
When You do what only You can do
It changes us
It changes what we see and what we seek
You’re changing everything

Reckless Love – Cory Asbury

Reckless Love was the first song that introduced me to Bethel Music. And although this song has raised a lot of questions in the Christian community because of the use of the word “Reckless” to describe God’s love, it’s such a powerful song if you’ve paid attention to its lyrics.

This song was performed by Cory Asbury and was released in late 2017, and became popular in 2018. Personally, I enjoy this song so much, and I listen to it from time to time on YouTube.

The original key of the song is F# (or Gb). And just as many of the songs we have talked about, Reckless Love also has four chords — F#, B, Db, and Eb minor

It also has one chord progression that is repeated throughout the entire song. And the chord progression for Reckless Love is Eb m – C# – B – F# (or VI – V – IV – I).

Chord Charts: Reckless Love – Cory Asbury 

Check out a snippet of Reckless Love lyrics 

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse 1]
Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me

[Chorus]
O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
O, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

Great Are You Lord – All Sons & Daughters

Although this band is not together anymore after their breakup in 2018, All Sons & Daughters gave us a hit that we will forever remember. Great Are You Lord is a song released in 2014. And since then, it has remained a song that worship leaders love to add to their setlist on Sundays. 

This is a song that glorifies God on who He is and the things He can do. It also acknowledges God on the fact that He’s the giver of life, and we offer our praises to Him who gives life.

Great Are You Lord by All Sons & Daughters is also a very simple song to play on the piano. The original key of the song is A., And it has only four chords —  A, D, E, and F# m.

There are two chord progressions for this song. The chord progression for the Intro, Verse, Pre Chorus, and Chorus is D – F# m – E (or IV – VI – V). And the chord progression of the Bridge is A – B m – D – A (or I – II – IV – I)

Chord Charts: Great Are You Lord – All Sons & Daughters

Check out the lyrics snippet of this song.

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse 1]
You give life, You are love
You bring Light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

[Chorus]
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

Too Good To Not Believe – Brandon Lake

This is a powerful song by Bethel Music in 2021. And it was led by Brandon Lake. It’s basically a song that talks about the faithfulness of God and how powerful, wonderful, and miraculous he is. And the songwriter refers to all these attributes of God as “Too Good Not to Believe.”

Although this song wasn’t released too long ago, it’s already making its way in many churches’ Sunday worship setlists. And the reason why it’s been sung in churches is that it’s a very powerful song yet easy to learn and sing along with.

And Too Good To Not Believe is also very easy to play on the piano. Just as many of the songs we have talked about, this song has only four chords. The original key of this song is C., And the chords used in this song are C, F, G, and A m.

The song has one primary chord progression, although there is a slight change at the end of the verses. The chord progression of this song is F – C – Am – G (or IV – I – VI – V). I highly recommend you check out the chord charts to find where the slight changes are in the song.

Chord Charts: Too Good To Not Believe – Brandon Lake

Check out a snippet of this song’s lyrics

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse]
I’ve lived stories that have proved Your faithfulness
And I’ve seen miracles my mind can’t comprehend
And there is beauty in what I can’t understand
Jesus, it’s You, Jesus, it’s You

[Chorus]
I believe
You’re the wonder-working God
You’re the wonder-working God
All the miracles I’ve seen
Too good to not believe
You’re the wonder-working God
And You heal because You love
Oh, the miracles we’ll see
You’re too good to not believe
Too good to not believe
Too good to not believe, ayy-ayy

Awesome God – Hillsong

This is an old worship song I’m sure you have probably heard of. Awesome God was released by Hillsong in 2005 in their album “Look To You.” This was a worldwide hit and was sung in many churches worldwide.

There have been many renditions of this song, but I still love the original. Awesome God is also a very simple congregational song with only a chorus.

And this song has a very simple chord progression. I usually recommend this song to intermediate piano players who are learning how to play expressively. That’s because it’s not too complicated to learn. And it’s an excellent song to learn 7th and 9th chords.

The original key of Awesome God is A., And the chords used in the song are A, D, E, and F# m. Also, it has only one chord progression that is repeated throughout the song. And the chord progression D – A – E – F# m (or IV – I – V – VI).

Chord Charts: Awesome – Hillsong

Check out the simple lyrics of this song below.

Lyrics Snippet

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin

Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin is also one of those songs that have remained relevant for so many years. This song was part of Chris Tomlin’s album See The Morning, which was released in 2006.

And this is a song that is taught by both piano and guitar teachers to their students. It’s a simple song with very basic chords and progression. Although the chord progression of this song involves more movements than most of the songs in this article, it’s quite easy to play after practice.

The original song is in the key of G., And there are four main chords in this song — G, B m, C, and D 

Chord Charts: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin

Check out a snippet of lyrics

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse]
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see

[Chorus]
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

The Heart of Worship – Matt Redman

The Heart of Worship by Matt Redman is popularly known as “When the music fades,” which is the first phrase in the lyrics. It’s such a popular song, and I’m sure you have heard it a dozen times before. Or perhaps you have even sung it in church before.

This is also a song that has stood the test of time. The original song by Matt Redman was released in 1999. But over the years, many artists and worship leaders have released their own renditions. And this has kept the song relevant for so many years.

The Heart of Worship is also a very easy song to play on both guitar and piano. It’s a beginner-friendly song. This means you should be able to play this song after you master a few chords. Check out the chord charts to find all the chords movements in the song.

Chord Chart: The Heart of Worship – Matt Redman

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse]
When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless Your heart

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart

[Chorus]

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You, it’s all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about You, it’s all about You, Jesus

I Surrender – Hillsong

I Surrender is a song by Hillsong Worship on their album Stone’s Been Rolled AwayAnd it’s certainly one of the most popular songs on that album. As of the time I’m writing this blog post, it has over 200 million views on YouTube.

Just as the title of the song depicts, I Surrender talks about giving your all to God. Hillsong is expressing their thirst to know God more. And they are asking Him to use them for whatever he pleases, surrendering their all to him.

This song is also a very beginner-friendly song on the piano. The original key of I Surrender is F, and it has five chords — F, G m, Bb C, and D m. And it has three progressions. The Intro and Verses have the same chord progression, and that is D m – F – C – Bb (or VI – I – V – IV).

The chord progression of the Chorus is slightly different from the Verse’s progression. The V chord gets swapped for a II chord. Meaning the C gets changed into a G minor. And it becomes D m – F – G m – Bb (or VI- I – II – IV).

And finally, on the Interlude and the Bridge is another chord progression all derived from the same five chords. And here is the chord progression:  Bb – F – C – G m – D m – C (or IV – I – V – II – VI – V)

This may seem quite complicated, but after about an hour of practice, you should have this song at your fingertips.

Chord Charts: I Surrender – Hillsong

Here is a snippet of the Lyrics

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse]
Here I am
Down on my knees again
Surrendering all
Surrendering all
And find me here
Lord as You draw me near
I’m desperate for You
I’m desperate for You
I surrender

[Chorus]
I surrender
I surrender
I want to know You more
I want to know You more

The Blessing – Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes

The Blessing is one of my favorite worship songs. It’s so beautifully written and performed. The instrumentation, vocal arrangement, and everything about the song is just beautiful — well, based on my musical preference.

This song by Elevation Worship was performed by Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes. And this was one of the released singles off Elevation Worship’s Graves Into Gardens album.

It’s also one of the simplest worship songs available. It’s easy to learn and play this song on the piano because it has simple chords and only two chord progressions. The original song is in the key of B. And there are four primary chords in this song — B, E, F#, and Ab m.

Chord Charts: The Blessing – Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse]

The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn His
Face toward you
And give you peace

[Chorus]
Amen, amen, amen
Amen, amen, amen

Cody Carnes – Nothing Else

Nothing Else by Cody Carnes is such a unique spirit-filled Christian worship song. This song talks about the songwriter (Cody Carnes) and many Christians usually concerned about what they can get from God — the blessings, favor, mercy, grace, and all of that good stuff God has to offer to his children.

And they are so caught up in these things that they have forgotten about the things God also needs from us. So this song is an apology to God. And at the same time, Cody Carnes is proclaiming to God that He is all he needs and nothing else.

This is also such an easy song to play on the piano. The song is in the Key of C, which is an easy key to play. And it has three main progressions. The chord progression of the Chorus is D m – F – C (or II – IV – I). The chord progression of the Verse is F – C – F – C (or IV – I – IV – I). And the chord progression of the bridge is quite similar to the Chorus, and it is D m – F – A m – G ( or II – IV – VI – V)

Chord Charts: Nothing Else – Cody Carnes

Lyrics Snippet

[Chorus]

I’m caught up in Your presence
I just want to sit here at Your feet
I’m caught up in this holy moment
I never want to leave
Oh, I’m not here for blessings
Jesus, You don’t owe me anything
More than anything that You can do
I just want You

Here As In Heaven – Elevation Worship

Here As In Heaven is also another song I enjoy to listen and play. This is the title track of Elevation Worship’s fifth album, which was released in February 2016. And honestly, it certainly deserves to be the title track. 

The song is the key of D., And it has three chord progressions. And I recommend you check out the chord charts to learn all of the different movements.

Chord Charts: Here As In Heaven – Elevation Worship

Lyrics Snippet

[Verse 1]

The atmosphere is changing now
For the Spirit of the Lord is here
The evidence is all around
That the Spirit of the Lord is here
The atmosphere is changing now
For the Spirit of the Lord is here
The evidence is all around
That the Spirit of the Lord is here

[Chorus]
Overflow in this place
Fill our hearts with Your love
Your love surrounds us
You’re the reason we came
To encounter Your love
Your love surrounds us!

Wrap Up

I hope this list helped you find some really simple songs you can learn and play on the piano. I know there are probably dozens of other many simple songs out there that were not mentioned. However, the songs on this list should be plenty enough for beginner worship piano players.