The 17 Best Christian Ukulele Songs for Beginners

Whether you’d like to play along with your worship team or simply enjoy singing and strumming in your spare time, you’ll love how easy these Christian ukulele songs are. So grab your uke, tune up, and start practicing! You’ll have the hang of these worship songs in no time.

1. “Amazing Love” by Hillsong

4 chords – C, F, Am, G

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It’s easy to play Hillsong’s Amazing Love on the Ukulele, as there are just four chords to put together. Learn the words if you don’t know them already. Once you’re singing along, the melody will stand out.

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2. “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin

5 chords – Am7, C, D, D7, G

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Chris Tomlin’s version of Amazing Grace offers a combination of familiarity and simplicity that make it one of the easiest Christian songs to play on your ukulele. This one is fantastic for singalongs.

3. “Here I Am to Worship” by Chris Tomlin

4 chords – A, D, Em, G

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This easy Christian ukulele song is a favorite – you might already know the words! Simply learn the chords and the strum pattern, and you’ll soon be playing the ukulele version of “Here I Am to Worship.”

4. “American Noise” by Skillet

4 chords – A, Bm, D, Dsus4, G

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Once you’ve learned how to play “American Noise” on the ukulele using just five chords, gradually add in the lyrics. This is a little faster than many Christian ukulele songs but once you’ve put everything together, you’ll find that it’s fairly simple.

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5. “How He Loves” by David Crowder Band

4 chords – Am, C, F, G

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“How He Loves” is an easy Christian ukulele song that employs just four simple chords. The strumming pattern is easy and the lyrics are beautiful. Enjoy!

6. “In Christ Alone” by Lauren Daigle

3 chords – A, D, G

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“In Christ Alone” is by far one of the easiest Christian songs to play on the ukulele, as it has only three chords. Even so, you’ll want to start very slowly, particularly as you’re adding in the vocals. You’ll be amazed at what happens once you’ve brought all the elements together and are ready to pick up the tempo!

7. “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong

5 Chords – A, Bm, D, Em, G

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With a little practice,  you’ll soon find yourself playing Hillsong’s “Ocean” on the ukulele. This may not be the easiest Christian song that made it onto our list, but it’s by far one of the most beautiful. Take your time learning this song – there are some fairly quick chord changes that might take a bit of patience if you’re a complete beginner!

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8. “Praise You in This Storm” by Casting Crowns

5 chords – Am, C, D, Em, G

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Be sure to listen to a few different covers of “Praise You in This Storm” to decide which strumming pattern you like best. You might want to add some fingerpicking once you’ve got the basic chords down – it’s not necessary, but it’ll lend even more lively presence to this popular Christian ukulele song.

9. “We Believe” by Newsboys

6 chords – A, Bm, D, Dsus4, Gbm, G

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Even though “We Believe” has six chords including a couple that might be new to you, the tempo is fairly slow and the transitions aren’t terribly difficult. Enjoy!

10. “Your Hands” by JJ Heller

4 chords – Am, C, F, G

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JJ Heller’s “Your Hands” offers a moderate tempo and is easy to play using just four familiar chords. There are a few quick changes that you’ll need to work on, and it might take some practice to perfect the strumming pattern too. If you’re brand new to ukulele, you might find yourself feeling just a little challenged along the way but in the end, you’ll enjoy playing this beautiful song.

11. “Good King Wenceslas” (Traditional)

4 chords – G, Em, D, C

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Perfect for caroling! This easy ukulele song tells a touching story. It takes a while to sing all the lyrics, but the tune is a very simple one that feels like second nature once you’ve repeated it several times.

12. “Oh Christmas Tree” (Traditional)

5 chords – G, D, Am, D7, E7

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You’ll have fun with this song whether you sing “O Tanenbaum” in German the traditional way or opt for lyrics in English! There are just five simple chords to put together.

13. “Busted Heart (Hold onto Me)” by For King and Country

4 chords – Am, C, F, G

See more on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRBBM5wHv9Q

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With just four basic chords, you can play Busted Heart on the ukulele! This popular Christian song has been around since 2011, but it’s as popular as ever – thanks to meaningful lyrics and a beautiful tune. Give it a try! With just a little bit of practice, you’ll get it right.

14. “God’s Not Dead (Like a Lion)” by The Newsboys

5 chords – B, Dbm, E, Gb, Abm

See more on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0KTUAi3uiM

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15. “Nearer My God to Thee” by Sarah Fuller Flower Adams

3 chords – C, F, G7

See more on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBx8NAvldG8

Even though “Nearer My God to Thee” was written back in the 1840s, the song has never lost its popularity. It is one of the most famous Christian songs ever written, and this version also happens to be one of the easiest Christian songs for ukulele players who are still learning. With just three chords, you’ll want to try it for yourself!

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16. “I Lift My Hands” by Chris Tomlin

7 chords –  A, Am, C, D, Dm7, Em, G

See more on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c24En0r-lXg

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Even though it has a total of seven chords, it’s fairly easy to play Chris Tomlin’s hit “I Lift My Hands” on the ukulele. Familiarize yourself with the lyrics and the chord changes by listening to the song a few times before you start practicing, and it’ll come naturally! Within a few practice sessions, you’ll agree with us: This really is one of the easiest Christian ukulele songs around.

17. “You are More” by Tenth Avenue North

5 chords – Am, C, D, Em, G

See more on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwtcwQwgdsA

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Granted – “You are More” has two minor chords, but don’t let that stop you from trying it! Even if you find that you have to practice a while longer to get this song to come together, your efforts will pay off in the end. Start slowly, chord by chord, learn the tune, and then gradually add in the lyrics, one line at a time. This isn’t the easiest Christian song to play on the ukulele, but it isn’t the hardest, either! It’s sure to help you build your confidence, so give it a try!

Getting Started with Easy Christian Ukulele Songs

We chose these ten songs not only because they’re well-known, but because they have a maximum of just six chords! All ten are ideal for beginners, as well as for anyone who’s looking for easy worship songs to play on the ukulele.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the chords before you worry about anything else, and then work on your strumming pattern. You might want to  hum along before you start with the vocals, as this can help you bring all the musical elements together. That’s it! You’ll be singing and playing Christian songs on your ukulele in no time. Aloha, and happy strumming!

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