Because of the tie-ups, all of these resources are legal and accurate (you won’t find many flaws in the chords and lyrics).
There’s one thing that irks me about Worship-Together though—their marketing terminology. For e.g. you’ll find a promotion saying “Click to get X free songs…” and when you visit the page, you only get the chord charts for free and not the actual songs themselves!
That said, let me also mention that they do have a selection of free MP3 downloads too!
Started more as a resource for worship songs by UK artists (mainly from Kingsway records), a global version of WeAreWorship is available now after the acquisition of Kingsway by Integrity records.
While you’ll find lots of Christian lyrics and guitar chords, songs are also given away every week as free packs apart from bi-weekly free hymn packs. These free packs contain song MP3, lyrics and chord chart, lead sheet and even sheet music.
You can listen to the songs, watch videos, download guitar chords, lyrics and purchase them too here—all legally since everything’s coming from the record label itself.
However, because of licensing arrangements, some songs may not be available for you depending on where you are located geographically. For end users like us, this is definitely a sour point and reminds us how worship music has become more about business and industry first and ministry next.
However, if and when the songs you need are found at WeAreWorship, the resources available for it are indeed greatly useful!
This is another site, which will be more useful for people of Catholic and other traditional churches that use hymns more than contemporary praise and worship songs.
The site publishes chords for public domain Christian hymns—not a lot of hymns available here (I counted only 154 at the moment), but still quite useful to introduce a hymn now and then into your church worship.
Chord charts of the hymns are downloadable in PDF and Word formats.
A straightforward repository of thousands of worship songs chords with new material added every day. And there’s a cool bass tabs section also if you’re specifically looking for bass tabs of worship songs!
The site has an active community connected through a forum discussing several essential topics like leading worship, musical instruments, gear, theology, life issues etc.
You can also submit your own praise and worship tab to be added to the database.
Christian Guitar Resources also has music reviews, upcoming music release information, concert information and an online shop to buy merchandise.
One of the oldest online resources for gospel songs, Higher Praise hosts a massive collection of praise and worship songs nicely arranged by song title in alphabetical order with lyrics, chords, PowerPoint slides and sometimes MIDI files too.
You can easily find most of CCLI’s top songs here.
Higher-Praise also publishes music videos, audio sermons, children resources, Bible courses and more.
Worship Archive is a collection of over 1,000 worship song lyrics with guitar chords and more.
Song resources include audio, transposable chords, related Bible verse, lyrics, alternate chords, acoustic guitar and drum tutorial videos.
Unfortunately, the site requires membership to access most of these resources.
And the worst part?
Site membership is not even open to the public—an invite from an existing member or site staff is required to register here.
Else, I would have featured Worship Archive near the top of this list.
And that’s it, hope this list is useful for you.
A Note for Beginners
If you’re just starting out with the guitar and need help on learning how to play these chords, you should check out beginnerguitarhq.com. They have an extremely useful tutorial for you—How to Play Chords.
Are there any other sites to get chords for worship songs? Do leave a comment and let everyone know.