The ukulele is a fun and relaxing instrument to play. It is also a very simple instrument that is easy to learn and carry, making it is a great choice for beginners. If you want to learn the ukulele and love worship music, the good news is that there are many easy-to-play worship songs to choose from.
Below, we’ve gathered 10 of the most well-known worship songs that are both easy to play and sound great on the ukulele. We hope that this list gives you a good place to start.
“What A Beautiful Name It Is” by Hillsong Worship
One of Hillsong Worship’s most well-known and loved songs, “What a Beautiful Name It Is” has only a few chords and a simple strumming pattern, making it an easy worship song to learn on the ukulele. The helpful tutorial below will walk you through this song step by step.
“O Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship
Another well-known worship song with only a few chords, “O Come to the Altar” is another great song for the ukulele. The following lesson provides a very helpful walkthrough.
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” is a slower-paced, more thoughtful song by Hillsong United that is a great option for the ukulele. This is a very personal song you can sing to God in quieter moments alone. It uses a few simple chords and has a simple strumming pattern. The following tutorial provides a very helpful demonstration.
“Here I Am To Worship” by Tim Hughes
A slightly older song released in 2001, “Here I Am To Worship” has been sung by churches all over the world and by many well-known Christian artists such as Chris Tomlin and Jeremy Camp. Like the previous examples, it uses only a few chords and a simple strumming pattern. May this song draw your heart to Jesus in worship for His great sacrifice and love for you. The tutorial below shows you what chords to play and what strumming patterns to use.
“Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship
A more fast-paced song, “Who You Say I Am” is a powerful song by Hillsong Worship about what it means to be a child of God. The tempo may be more challenging on this song, but the chords are simple. The following helpful tutorial will walk you through how to get the tempo right and what chords to use.
“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin
“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” is an example of a classic hymn and a contemporary worship song joined together. “Amazing Grace” is an old hymn that was written by John Newton, and Chris Tomlin later added the chorus “My Chains Are Gone.” This song uses simple chords and has a simple strumming pattern, making it an easy song for the ukulele. The following tutorial will walk you through how to play this beloved Christian song.
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” is a moving song by Matt Redman that focuses on all of the reasons we have to be thankful to God. The chords and strum patterns are simple, making it an easy worship song to learn on the ukulele. The following tutorial will help you learn this popular worship song.
“The Blessing” by Kari Jobe
“The Blessing” is a powerful worship song by Kari Jobe that uses a few basic chords and simple down strokes. This is another easy-to-learn worship song for the ukulele. The following tutorial will walk you through how to play it.
“Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin
“Good Good Father” is a simple, moving song about God’s Fatherly love by Chris Tomlin. It uses only a few chords and a pretty simple strumming pattern, making it a great song for the ukulele. This is a fun song that will become one of your favorites. The following tutorial walks you through how to play it.
“You Say” by Lauren Daigle
“You Say” by Lauren Daigle is a song that is frequently played not only on Christian stations but even secular music stations. It is a moving song about focusing on what God says about us in times of weakness and struggle. It uses a few simple chords and fairly simple strum patterns. The following tutorial breaks down how to play it.
We hope that you’ve found at least a few of these worship songs for the ukulele interesting and that you take the time to learn at least one of them. If you’re just starting out on the ukulele, learning songs is a great way to become comfortable playing the instrument. Once you learn one song, it will be easier to learn the rest.
This list is just a sample of worship songs you can learn to help you get started. Are there any worship songs you love to play on the ukulele? Let us know in the comments section below!