Song Keys for Max Participation

singersFor maximum participation in worship, we need to sing songs in keys that the average singer can sing (more here). Too often, worship leaders produce a culture of spectators by singing in keys beyond the capabilities of the congregation. Below is a list of the current top 100 CCLI worship songs plus over 50 that have recently dropped out of the list. The Ideal Keys are the ones best suited for congregational singing of that song. The Key Range shows acceptable keys (lowest to highest), but may not be the best. has the songs available in the keys shown. An audio of every song is available to stream by clicking on the audio link (You will need a account to listen to this music (free). Criteria for determining the keys is located below the table.

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Note: songs with ranking “777” were formerly in the Top 100, but no longer make the cut. We chose to leave these songs on the list to provide the additional information.

Columns are sortable by clicking on them. Note the search box in the upper right for finding a song quickly.

Explanation of symbols in this table

** Several songs are in a range much broader than is attainable by the average singer.
+  LifeWayWorship has often adapted these songs to maintain a singable range.
( ) Keys in parenthesis represent songs that have too wide a range, but the given key is closest to attainable.

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SongRankIdeal KeysKey RangeLifeWay WorshipWeb Link
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)2Eb, EEb-EEb, Eaudio
Above All (Lenny LeBlanc, Paul Baloche)777Ab, AG-AG, Aaudio
Agnus Dei (Michael W. Smith)777G, Ab, AG-AG, Aaudio
Alive (Alexander Pappas, Aodhan King)44BbBbaudio
All Because Of Jesus (Steve Fee)94A, BbAb-BbA, Bbaudio
All The Poor and Powerless (All Sons and Daughters)96F, GD-AbG, Abaudio
All Who Are Thirsty (Brenton Brown, Glenn Robertson)777F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Always (Jason Ingram, Kristian Stanfill)56AAAb, Aaudio
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, John Newton)11D, EbD-EbD, Ebaudio
Anchor (Ben Fielding, Dean Ussher)777CBb-Dbaudio
As The Deer (Martin Nystrom)777C, DBb-DC, Daudio
At the Cross (Love Ran Red) (Chris Tomlin)50D, EbD-EbD, Ebaudio
At Your Name (Phil Wickham, Tim Hughes)90F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Awesome God (Rich Mullins)777em, fmcm-fmem, fmaudio
Awesome Is The Lord Most High (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Cary Pierce, Jon Abel)777FEb-GF, Gaudio
Beautiful One (Tim Hughes)91CBb-C#C, Daudio
Because He Lives (Amen) (Matt Maher)32AA-BbA, Bbaudio
Because He Lives (Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither)58G, AbF-AbAbaudio
Before the Throne of God Above** (Charitie Lees Bancroft, Vikki Cook)68(Db, D)**C, D, Ebaudio
Better Is One Day (Matt Redman)85EbD-EbEb, Faudio
Blessed Be Your Name (Beth Redman, Matt Redman)15BbA-BbA. Bbaudio
Break Every Chain (Will Reagan)66BbBbBb, Caudio
Breathe (Marie Barnett)93G, Ab, AG-BbG, Aaudio
Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) (Joel Houston, Jonas Myrin)62G, AbG-AbG, Ab, Aaudio
Build Your Kingdom Here (Rend Collective)37C, DBb-DC, Daudio
Came To My Rescue (Joel Davies, Marty Sampson, Dylan Thomas)777BbBbBb, Caudio
Cannons (Phil Wickham)777E, FC-FE, Faudio
Christ Is Enough (Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan)55G, AbEb-AbG, Abaudio
Christ is Risen (Matt Maher)61Db, DBb-DEbaudio
Come As You Are (Ben Glover, David Crowder, Matt Maher)43A, BbA-BbA, Bb audio
Come Now Is The Time To Worship (Brian Doerksen)48D, EbC-EbD, Ebaudio
Cornerstone** (Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, William Batchelder Bradbury)5(A)**Ab, Aaudio
Days Of Elijah (Robin Mark)57Ab, AG-BbAb, Aaudio
Desert Song (Brooke Fraser)777bm, cmbm-dmcm, dmaudio
Draw Me Close (Kelly Carpenter)777BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Enough (Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio)777F, GF-GG, Abaudio
Ever Be (Bethel Music)86D, Eb, E, FD-F[D, Eb, E, F] ls,ccaudio
Everlasting God (Brenton Brown, Ken Riley)17BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Forever (Chris Tomlin)30GF-GF, Gaudio
Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) (Kari Jobe)16AAA, Abaudio
Forever Reign (Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram)14A, Bb, B, CA-CA, Bbaudio
Friend Of God (Michael Gungor, Israel Houghton)777Bb, B, CBb-CBb, Caudio
From The Inside Out (Joel Houston)42BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Give Me Faith (Chris Brown, London Gatch, Mack Brock, Wade Joye)79E, F, GD-GE, Faudio
Give Thanks (Henry Smith)777F, GF-GF-Gaudio
Give Us Clean Hands (Charlie Hall)777FF-F#F, Gaudio
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) (John Wilbur Chapman, Mark Hall, Michael Bleecker)75Ab, AAb-BbAb, Aaudio
Glory To God Forever (Steve Fee, Vicky Beeching)63Ab, AG-AA, Bbaudio
God Is Able (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)39Ab, AG-AAb, Aaudio
God Of This City (Aaron Boyd, Richard Bleakley, Ian Jordan, Andrew McCann, Peter Kernaghan, Peter Comfort)777BbA-BbAb, Aaudio
God Of Wonders (Marc Byrd, Steve Hindalong)67F, GF-GF, Gaudio
God's Not Dead (Like a Lion) (Daniel Bashta)777F, GD-GF, Gaudio
Good Good Father (Chris Tomlin)51F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Great Are You Lord (David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan)18E, FD-FE, Faudio
Great I Am (Jared Anderson) low note adapted34BbBbBb, Caudio
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Obediah Chisholm, William Marion Runyan)52C, DBb-DD, Eb , C-Daudio
Hallelujah (Brenton Brown, Brian Doerksen)777G, Ab, AEb-AG, Abaudio
Happy Day** (Ben Cantelon, Tim Hughes)38(Bb)(Bb)Bb, Caudio
He Is Exalted (Twila Paris)777Eb, FEb-FEb-F, F, Gaudio
He Knows My Name (Tommy Walker)777D, Eb, ED-FD, Ebaudio
Here for You** (Jesse Reeves, Matt Maher, Matt Redman, Tim Wanstall)49****G, Ab (adapted)audio
Here I Am To Worship (Tim Hughes)20E, FEb-FEb, Faudio
Holy Is The Lord (Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio)41F, GF-GF, Gaudio
Holy Spirit (Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt)3Eb, E, FD-GD, Eaudio
Hosanna (Brooke Fraser)46E, FD-FE, Faudio
Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) (Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown)31F, GF-GF, Gaudio
How Can I Keep From Singing (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Redman)777E, FEb-FEb-Faudio
How Deep The Father's Love For Us (Stuart Townend)27E, F, GD-GF, Gaudio
How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash)6Ab, A, BbG-BbA. Bbaudio
How Great Thou Art (Stuart Wesley Keene Hine)22AA-BbA, Bbaudio
How He Loves** (John Mark McMillan)24(A, Bb)**A, Bbaudio
Hungry (Kathryn Scott)777DDC, Daudio
I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever (Martin Smith)777Eb, FD-FEb, Faudio
I Give You My Heart (Reuben Morgan)92F, GEb-AF, Gaudio
I Love You Lord (Laurie Klein)98Eb, E, F, GEb-AbEb-Faudio
I Surrender (Matt Crocker)777DDaudio
I Will Follow (Reuben Morgan, Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram)77E, FEb-FE, Faudio
I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Jesse Reeves, Matt Maher)777GF-AbG, Abaudio
I'll Fly Away (Brad Henderson)100F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
In Christ Alone (Stuart Townend, Keith Getty)8EbD-EbD, Ebaudio
Indescribable (Laura Story)87F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
It is Well (Kristene DiMarco, Bethel Music)83AA-CG, Aaudio
Jesus Loves Me (Chris Tomlin)84A, BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Jesus Messiah (Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash)25GF-GF, Gaudio
Jesus Paid It All (Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, John Thomas Grape)33BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Jesus, Son of God** (Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher)777(Ab)**G, Abaudio
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Gilder, Isaac Watts, George Frederic Handel)777A, BbA-BbA, Baudio
Lay Me Down** (Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)64(Ab, A)**Ab, Aaudio
Lead Me To The Cross (Brooke Fraser)65cm, dmbm-dmcm, dmaudio
Lord I Lift Your Name On High (Rick Founds)59GF-GF, Gaudio
Lord I Need You** (Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher)4(A, Bb)**Bb, Baudio
Lord Reign In Me (Brenton Brown)777Bb, BAb-CBb, Caudio
Love Came Down (Brian Johnson, Ian McIntosh, Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Edwardson, Jeremy Riddle)777AAG, Abaudio
Love The Lord (Lincoln Brewster)777F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Majesty (Jack Hayford)777Ab, A, BbG-BbAb, Bbaudio
Man of Sorrows (Brooke Ligertwood, Matt Crocker)72C, DBb-DC, Daudio
Marvelous Light (Charlie Hall)777B, BbB-BbAb,Bbaudio
Mighty To Save (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)9G, AbF-AbG, Abaudio
My Heart is Yours (Brett Younker, Daniel Carson, Jason Ingram, Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter, Kristian Stanfill, Winfield Scott Weeden)777E, FC-FE, Faudio
My Savior My God (Aaron Shust, Dorothy Dora Greenwell)777Bb, CA-CBb, Caudio
Never Once (Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, Tim Wanstall)777AAAb, Aaudio
No Longer Slaves (Bethel Music)78Eb, E, FD-FEb, F, Gaudio
Nothing Is Impossible (Joth Hunt)777E, FD-F#E, Faudio
O Praise Him (David Crowder)777G, Ab, AF-AG, Aaudio
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, Salomon Lightelm)10EbD-FD, Ebaudio
Offering (Paul Baloche)777E, FEb-GF, Gaudio
One Thing Remains** (Your Love Never Fails) (Brian Johnson, Christa Black, Jeremy Riddle)12(Ab)(Ab)G, Abaudio
Only King Forever (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye)47AAAb, Aaudio
Open The Eyes Of My Heart (Paul Baloche)29D, Eb, ED-ED, Ebaudio
Open Up the Heavens (Andi Rozier, James McDonald, Jason Ingram, Meredith Andrews, Stuart Garrard)23CC-DBb, Caudio
Our God (Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin, Jesse Reeves)7G, AbG-AbG, Abaudio
Our God Saves (Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown)777DDC, Daudio
Overcome (John Egan)88G, AbG-AbG, Abaudio
Revelation Song (Jennie Lee Riddle)13DC-DC, Daudio
Sanctuary (John W. Thompson, Randy Scruggs)777D, Eb, EC-FDaudio
Set a Fire (Will Reagan)71F, G, Ab, ADb-BbF, Gaudio
Shine Jesus Shine (Graham Kendrick)777Ab, AAb-AAb, Aaudio
Shout To The Lord (Darlene Zschech)45Bb, BBb-BAbaudio
Sing Sing Sing (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Matt Gilder, Daniel Carson, Travis Nunn)777F, GE-Ab**F, Gaudio
Sing To The King (Billy Foote, Charles Silvester Horne)82Eb, E, FEb-GEb, Faudio
Stronger (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)74Bb, B, CBb-CBb, Caudio
The Heart Of Worship (Matt Redman)73EbC-FEb, Faudio
The Lord Our God (Jason Ingram, Kristian Stanfill)777AA-BbAb, Aaudio
The Stand (Joel-Houston)26AAAb, Aaudio
The Wonderful Cross (Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin, J. D. Walt, Isaac Watts, Lowell Mason)80C, DC-DC, Daudio
This I Believe (The Creed) (Ben Fielding, Matt Crocker)19F, GEb - AbF, Gaudio
This Is Amazing Grace (Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham)1Eb, E, FC-F#Eb, Faudio
Today Is The Day (Lincoln Brewster, Paul Baloche)99Bb, BBb-BBb, Caudio
Trading My Sorrows (Darrell Evans)97G, Ab, AF-AG, Aaudio
Unstoppable God (Elevation Worship)89E, F, GD-G[E, F, G]audio
Victory In Jesus (Eugene M. Bartlett)69FEb-F#F, Gaudio
Waiting Here for You (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Martin Smith)777Eb, FEb-GEb, Faudio
We Believe** (Matthew Hooper, Richie Fike, Travis Ryan)35****F, G (adapted)audio
We Fall Down (Chris Tomlin)81Eb, E, FD-FEb, Faudio
Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)** (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Scott Cash)28(Ab, A)**G, Abaudio
Wonderful Merciful Savior (Dawn Rodgers, Eric Wyse)777Bb, CBb-CAb, Bbaudio
Worthy Is The Lamb (Darlene Zschech)777A, BbA-BbG, Aaudio
You Are Good (Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle)95G, AbG-AbAb, Aaudio
You Are Good (Israel Houghton)777Eb, E, FD-FD, Ebaudio
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace) (Marc Imboden, Tammi Rhoton)777E, FE-FF, Gaudio
You Are My All In All (Dennis Jernigan)76F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
You Are My King (Billy Foote)36D, EbD-FD, Ebaudio
You Make Me Brave (Amanda Cook)54Eb, E, FEb-G[D, Eb, E, F]audio
You Never Let Go (Matt Redman, Beth Redman)60A, BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
You're Worthy Of My Praise (David Ruis)777Eb, E, FEb-FEb, Faudio
Your Grace Is Enough (Matt Maher)21E, FEb-FEb, Faudio
Your Great Name (Krissy Nordhoff, Michael Neale)53A, BbAb-BbBb, Caudio
Your Love Never Fails (Anthony Skinner, Chris McClarney)40FEb-FF, Gaudio
Your Name (Paul Baloche, Glenn Packiam)70Ab, A, BbG-BbAb, Bbaudio

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