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THE REASON WHY MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT SINGING IN WORSHIP IS BECAUSE WE ARE SINGING SONGS IN KEYS TOO HIGH FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON

For 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 125 additional songs that have dropped off of the list in recent years.

Before viewing the information, please take time to understand the data. You can click here to skip down to the song listing.

Understanding this table

The top 100 CCLI songs are released every 6 months and they represent the most-used copyrighted songs in churches across North America. It is a great list to consider when choosing new songs for your church.

Check out our new series, SONGS FOR WORSHIP, to learn more about the selection of new songs and how to determine if the song is right for your church.

You will see several headings in this chart:

  • CCLI Rank: when you sort by this column, you will see the top 100 songs in order of usage from the last reporting period. The numbers marked with 777 were previously on the list, but have dropped out of the top 100.
  • SBC Rank: when you sort by this column, you will see the top 100 songs from all reporting Southern Baptist Churches.
  • The Ideal Keys are the ones best suited for congregational singing of that song. They fit within the guidelines described in this article of finding the best keys for congregational involvement in singing. You can find a short summary of the criteria at the bottom of the page.
  • The Fav column indicates the absolute best key to put the melody of the song in the sweet spot for most all high and low voices (C to C).
  • The Key Range shows acceptable keys (lowest to highest), but may not be the best. 
  • The LifeWay Worship column indicates the keys available on LifeWayWorship.com for the song.
  • Comments: Three primary comment abbreviations are found in this column.
    • S – the song has difficult syncopation that may require much work to really nail the rhythm. In many cases this can be a real detriment to congregational singing. In some cases the syncopation is predictable. Some songs change the rhythm with every verse rendering the song unusable for many settings. Some songs have choruses that are easy to grasp but the verses and/or bridges may be tedious to get right. One example is Stand in Your Love. The chorus is easy for people to sing despite the syncopation, but the verses and bridge can be difficult for many people to the point of not trying to sing.
    • O – these songs use the popular (of late) octave jump where a portion of the song is first sung in one octave, then later sung an octave higher. Very few people in the congregation have the range to attain these melodies. In some cases, the song can be adapted by negating the octave jump and pitching the song a bit higher than written to put the melody in a good range. For instance, Lord, I Need You could be sung in the key of Eb and not sing up the octave in the place that is normally done. The song would then be very usable in worship. LifeWayWorship.com has made some adaptations to a few of these songs to make them work. (Your Love Awakens Me arrangement negates the octave jump to make a great arrangement that is very attainable by the congregation). Some worship leaders suggest the congregation should just stay in the lower octave when the worship leaders begin to sing up the octave, but in reality, most people will attempt the jump and find it impossible and possibly quit participating. In most cases, I would suggest making the adaptation mentioned earlier or just not use the song.
    • R – the range is too wide to fall within the prescribed formula for great congregational singing. In some cases, the span is only a whole or half step too wide and some adaptations could take place. For instance, Before the Throne of God Above is a great song with a range a bit too wide. If you change the first note (when sung in C) from the low G to the middle C, the melody sounds just fine and the extreme note is removed. Some people can still sing the G, but if the congregation hears the C strongly, they will latch on to that. Many songs are just too wide a span to use in worship.
  • MultiGen – this category is subjective with some data filters to arrive at the rankings. The majority of our congregations are made up of a wide span of generations. Finding unity in worship involves a mutual sacrifice of personal preferences for the unity of the body. A congregation can be more successful at this by looking at the songs they introduce to find those great songs that have a propensity to connect with all generations. Song range, difficult syncopations, etc. can be a hindrance, especially to the older generation. I suggest beginning with the introduction of new songs from categories 4 and 5. As your congregation adapts well to more modern forms of music, then consider trying some in category 3. (I struggled with the assignment of a number of these songs between a couple of categories). Some songs have a chorus that could be a category 4, but the verse and /or bridge bring it down to a much lower number. Here are the meanings of the numbers you will see. in this column
    • 5 – Highly Recommended – the song is straightforward enough that multiple generations can embrace the song, sing it well and learn it with little difficulty.
    • 4 – Recommended – these songs may pose more challenges than category 5, but they are still very good candidates for use in multigenerational worship.
    • 3 – Good – these songs are usable depending on your situation.
    • 2 – Fair – these songs are not the best to use in a multigenerational congregation.
    • 1 – Unusable – I would probably not utilize these songs in your multigen repertoire.
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Be Careful With Your Diet Plan for Worship Songs

Note: Many of the worship songs of the 80-90s made the top list for multigenerational songs since they were written to be easily accessible for congregations to sing. There was a prevalence of thought in those days of really engaging the congregation in singing and less of a performance mentality. I do strongly urge congregations to not focus on the songs from that era as some churches tend to do, but round out your diet with much of your new song repertoire from songs written in the last decade or two. Many of these songs are equally engaging to congregations!

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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.
(NC) Do not change keys in this song as shown in the arrangement

The Top 100 CCLI Songs 

NOTE: Only the current top 100 have the Favorite Keys, Comments and MultiGen columns completed. The remainder will be added in the next few days. Check back soon!

TOP 100 CCLI SongsCCLI
Rank
SBC
Rank
Ideal KeysFavKey RangeLifeWay WorshipCommentsMultiGenAudio
Way Maker ** (Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu)13(Bb)(Bb)(Bb)A, BbO*audio
Build My Life (Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Elizabeth Kaple, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett)22Eb, E, FEbEb-FEb, F, G4audio
Graves into Gardens (Brandon Lake, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hammer)35Eb, E, FEbD-FEb, FS2audio
Goodness of God (Ben Fielding, Brian Johnson, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson)44A, BbAA-BbAb, A, Bb, GS3audio
Living Hope (Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham)51A, BbBbA-BbA, Bb, C, D, Eb5audio
Great Are You Lord (David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan)68E, FE, FD-FE, F5audio
What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood)76D, Eb, EEbD-F#D, Eb3audio
Who You Say I Am (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)87AAA-BbAb, A, Gb, G2audio
Raise a Hallelujah** (Jake Stevens, Jonathan David Helser, Melissa Helser, Molly Skaggs)920(C, Db, D)(D)(C-D)C, Db, DO*audio
This Is Amazing Grace (Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham)1011Eb, E, FEb, FC-F#Eb, F5audio
King of Kings (Brooke Ligertwood, Jason Ingram, Scott Ligertwood)119D, EbDBb-EbD, EbS2audio
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)1214Eb, EEbEb-EEb, E5audio
Great Things (Jonas Myrin, Phil Wickham)1310F, GFF-GF, G4audio
Glorious Day (Jason Ingram, Jonathan Smith, Kristian Stanfill, Sean Curran)1417BbBbBbBb, C3audio
Lord I Need You** (Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher)1512(A, Bb)*Eb (adapt)**Bb, BO4 (adapt)audio
In Christ Alone (Stuart Townend, Keith Getty)1615EbEbD-EbD, Eb5audio
The Lion and the Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)1713EbEbD-FEb, F3audio
How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash)1816Ab, A, BbAG-BbA. Bb5audio
The Blessing (Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick)1925G, AbGG-AAb, A, Bb, G4audio
Cornerstone** (Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, William Batchelder Bradbury)2018(A)****Ab, AO*audio
See A Victory (Ben Fielding, Chris Brown, Jason Ingram, Steven Furtick)2142Eb, FEb, FEb-FEb, FS1audio
Reckless Love (Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson)2250C, Db, DCBb-DC, D, (Eb, F, G)S2audio
King of My Heart (John Mark McMillan, Sarah McMillan)2333******A, BbO*audio
O Come to the Altar (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joy2422F, GFEb-AF, GS3audio
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, John Newton)2523D, EbD, EbD-EbD, Eb5audio
O Praise The Name (Anastasis) (Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, Marty Sampson)2621A, BbAA-BbAb, A5audio
Good Good Father (Chris Tomlin)2735F, GFEb-GF, G2audio
How Great Thou Art (Stuart Wesley Keene Hine)2819AAA-BbA, Bb5audio
Battle Belongs** (Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham)2924(A-Bb)*A (adapt)(A-Bb)A, BbO3 (adapt)audio
Yes I Will (Eddie Hoagland, Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes)3027AAA-BbA, BbS2audio
Revelation Song (Jennie Lee Riddle)3130DDC-DC, D4audio
Holy Spirit (Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt)3241Eb, E, FE, FD-GD, ES (bridge)2audio
Do It Again (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, Steven Furtick)3340Eb, FEbEb-F#Eb, FS2audio
Here I Am To Worship (Tim Hughes)3443E, FFEb-FEb, F4audio
God So Loved (Live at the Wheelhouse) (Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, Scott Cash)3529Eb, FFEb-FF, G4audio
How Deep The Father's Love For Us (Stuart Townend)3632Eb, E, F, GFD-GEb, F, G4audio
Blessed Be Your Name (Beth Redman, Matt Redman)3738BbBbA-BbA. Bb5audio
No Longer Slaves (Bethel Music)3853Eb, E, FEbD-FEb, F, GS1audio
We Praise You (Brandon Lake, Brian Johnson, Matt Redman, Phil Wickham)3946FEbEb-FF, G1audio
His Mercy is More (Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)4026Eb, FEbD-FD, Eb, F, G5audio
Jesus Messiah (Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash)4137GGF-GF, G5audio
Mighty To Save (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)4244G, AbGF-AbG, Ab4audio
Death Was Arrested (Adam Kersh, Brandon Coker, Heath Balltzg)4336******Ab, A, BbS, R*audio
Tremble (Andres Figueroa, Hank Bentley, Mariah McManus, Mia Fieldes)4454C, DCC, DC, D, EbS, R1audio
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me (Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Rich Thompson)4539C,DC,DC-DC, D5audio
Open Up the Heavens (Andi Rozier, James McDonald, Jason Ingram, Meredith Andrews, Stuart Garrard)4634CCC-DBb, C4audio
Jesus Paid It All (Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, John Thomas Grape)4728A, BbAA-BbA, Bb4audio
Stand In Your Love (Ethan Hulse, Josh Baldwin, Mark Harris, Rita Springer)4860A, BbA, BbA-BbA, BbS2audio
There's Nothing that Our God Can't Do (Brandon Lake, Jonathan Smith, Kristian Stanfill)4948Eb, FEb, FEb-FEb, F, G, Ab3audio
Our God (Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin, Jesse Reeves)5059G, AbGG-AbG, Ab5audio
Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) (Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown)5147F, GFF-GF, G4audio
Another In the Fire** (Chris Davenport, Joel Houston)5273(Bb)**Bb, CS, R1audio
My Testimony (Brandon Lake, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson)5364Eb, FFEb-FF, GS1audio
Open The Eyes Of My Heart (Paul Baloche)5457D, Eb, ED-ED, Eb5audio
Is He Worthy (Andrew Peterson, Ben Shive)5545Bb, CCBb-DBb, C, DS3audio
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) ***(Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Gilder, Isaac Watts, George Frederic Handel)5656(A)A (NC)AA, BS,R3 (NC)audio
This I Believe (The Creed) (Ben Fielding, Matt Crocker)5767F, GFEb - AbF, G4audio
Holy Water (Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, Scott Cash)5875CCCC, DS1audio
Forever (Chris Tomlin)5963GGF-GF, G5audio
Nothing Else (Cody Carnes, Hank Bentley, Jessie Early)60777F, GF, GD-GAb, AS2audio
Everlasting God (Brenton Brown, Ken Riley)6166BbBbA-BbA, Bb4audio
Your Grace Is Enough (Matt Maher)6272E, FFEb-FEb, F4audio
Victory In Jesus (Eugene M. Bartlett)6331FEEb-F#F, G5audio
Good Grace **(Joel Houston)6487******G, Ab, AO*audio
Christ Be Magnified (Cody Carnes, Cory Asbury, Ethan Hulse)6555Eb, FFD-FD, Eb, F, G, AS2audio
Only King Forever (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye)66777AAAAb, A2audio
Shout To The Lord (Darlene Zschech)6774Bb, BBBb-BAb5audio
Surrounded (Fight My Battles) (Elyssa Smith)6885G, AGF-AA, Gb, GS2audio
The Heart Of Worship (Matt Redman)6971Eb, FEbC-FEb, F4audio
You Are My King (Amazing Love) (Billy Foote)7078D, EbEbD-FD, Eb3audio
Here Again** (Amy Corbett, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick)7176******C, DR*audio
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, Salomon Lightelm)72777EbEbD-FD, EbS2audio
Run to the Father ** (Cody Carnes, Matt Maher, Ran Jackson)7352(A)(A)(A)A, BbR*audio
Won't Stop Now (Chris Brown, Steven Furtick)74777Eb, FEb, FD-FF, G, A2audio
Before the Throne of God Above (Charitie Lees Bancroft, Vikki Cook)7591(C)(C)(C)C, D, Eb&5audio
Your Love Awakens Me ** (Chris Quilala, Phil Wickham)7684(F, G) +(F) +F, G +O3 +audio
How He Loves** (John Mark McMillan)77777******A, BbR*audio
At the Cross (Love Ran Red) (Chris Tomlin)7858D, EbD, EbD-EbD, Eb4audio
Build Your Kingdom Here (Rend Collective)79777C, DCBb-DC, D4audio
Give Thanks (Henry Smith)8088F, GFF-GF-G5audio
One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails) (Brian Johnson, Christa Black, Jeremy Riddle)81777F,GFF-GG, Ab4audio
Days Of Elijah (Robin Mark)8289Ab, AAbG-BbAb, A5audio
Because He Lives (Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither)8349G, AbGF-AbAb5audio
Hosanna (Brooke Ligertwood)84777Eb, E, FEbD-FE, F3audio
Great I Am (Jared Anderson) low note adapted8561BbBbBbBb, C4audio
God You're so Good** (Brett Younker, Brook Ligertwood, Kristian Stanfill, Scott Ligertwood)8651(A)(A)(A)A, BbO3audio
Come Now Is The Time To Worship (Brian Doerksen)8792D, EbDC-EbD, Eb5audio
Christ Our Hope in Life and Death (Jordan Kauflin, Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, Matthew Merker)8868Eb, E, FEb, EEb-FEb, E, F5audio
Forever Reign (Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram)8990A, BbAA-CA, BbO2audio
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) (John Wilbur Chapman, Mark Hall, Michael Bleecker)9070AAAb-BbAb, A4audio
The Father's House (Benjamin Hastings, Cory Asbury, Ethan Hulse)9182A, BbA, BbA-BbA, BbS2audio
He Will Hold Me Fast (Ada Ruth Habershon, Matthew Merker)9269AAAG, A5audio
I Love You Lord (Laurie Klein)9396Eb, E, F, GFEb-AbEb-F5audio
Resurrecting (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matthew Ntlele, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye)9499AAA-BbG, A, Bb, C, Db3audio
Freedom (Brett Younker, Hank Bentley, Jordan Frye, Kristian Stanfill, Mia Fieldes)95777AAAG, A2audio
Agnus Dei (Michael W. Smith)9694G, Ab, AAbG-AG, A5audio
Holy Is The Lord (Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio)97777F, GFF-GF, G3audio
You Are My All In All (Dennis Jernigan)98777F, GFEb-GF, G5audio
It Is Well (Horatio Gates Spafford, Kristene DiMarco, Philip Paul Bliss)9998AA-CG, AS2audio
Promises ** (Aaron Moses, Dante Bowe, Joe L. Barnes, Keila Alvarado, Lemuel Marin, Phillip Carrington Gaines)100777******G, A, BbS, O*audio
I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous) (Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, Chris Tomlin)77762F, GFF-GF, G5audio
Just as I Am (Charlotte Elliot, David Moffitt, Sue C. Smith, Travis Cottrell, William Batchelder Bradbury)77765A, BbA, BbA-BbA, Bb5audio
I'll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley)77777F, GFF-GF, G5audio
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (Michael Bleecker, Matt Papa, Matt Boswell)77779C, D, EbD, EbBb-FC, D5audio
Come Thou Fount Come Thou King (John Wyeth, Robert Robinson, Thomas Miller)77780Bb, CCBb-DC, D5audio
Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)** (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Scott Cash)77781(Ab, A)(Ab)**G, Ab3audio
We Believe** (Matthew Hooper, Richie Fike, Travis Ryan)77783(F) adapt(F) adapt**F, G (adapted)O4audio
Behold Our God (Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, Stephen Altrogge)77786Bb, CCBb-CBb, C5audio
Hallelujah for the Cross (Ben Glover, Chris McClarney, Jeff Pardo)77793A, BbAA-BbA, Bb, C, DS2audio
Sing to the King (Billy Foote, Charles Silvester Horne)77795Eb, E, FFEb-GEb, F5audio
Worthy of Worship (Judson) (Mark Blankenship, Terry W. York)77797Eb, FFEb-FEb, F5audio
There's Something about that Name (Gloria Faither, William J. Gaither)777100D, EbEbC-FD, Eb5audio
Above All (Lenny LeBlanc, Paul Baloche)777777Ab, AG-AG, Aaudio
Alive (Alexander Pappas, Aodhan King)777777BbBbaudio
All Because Of Jesus (Steve Fee)777777A, BbAb-BbA, Bbaudio
All I Have Is Christ (Jordan Kauflin)777777C, DC, DC-DC, D5audio
All The Poor and Powerless (All Sons and Daughters)777777F, GD-AbG, Abaudio
All Who Are Thirsty (Brenton Brown, Glenn Robertson)777777F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Always (Jason Ingram, Kristian Stanfill)777777AAAb, Aaudio
Anchor (Ben Fielding, Dean Ussher)777777CBb-DbC, D, Eaudio
As The Deer (Martin Nystrom)777777C, DBb-DC, Daudio
At Your Name (Phil Wickham, Tim Hughes)777777F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Awesome God (Rich Mullins)777777em, fmcm-fmem, fmaudio
Awesome Is The Lord Most High (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Cary Pierce, Jon Abel)777777FEb-GF, Gaudio
Beautiful One (Tim Hughes)777777CBb-C#C, Daudio
Because He Lives (Amen) (Matt Maher)777777AA-BbA, Bbaudio
Better Is One Day (Matt Redman)777777EbD-EbEb, Faudio
Break Every Chain (Will Reagan)777777BbBbBb, Caudio
Breathe (Marie Barnett)777777G, Ab, AG-BbG, Aaudio
Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) (Joel Houston, Jonas Myrin)777777G, AbG-AbG, Ab, Aaudio
Call Upon The Lord (Chris Brown, Steven Furtick)777777(A)**audio
Came To My Rescue (Joel Davies, Marty Sampson, Dylan Thomas)777777BbBbBb, Caudio
Cannons (Phil Wickham)777777E, FC-FE, Faudio
Chain Breaker (Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams)777777E, FEb-F#F, Gaudio
Christ Is Enough (Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan)777777G, AbEb-AbG, Abaudio
Christ is Risen (Matt Maher)777777Db, DBb-DEbaudio
Come As You Are (Ben Glover, David Crowder, Matt Maher)777777A, BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Desert Song (Brooke Ligertwood)777777bm, cmbm-dmcm, dmaudio
Draw Me Close (Kelly Carpenter)777777BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Enough (Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio)777777F, GF-GG, Abaudio
Even So Come (Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Jess Cates)777777D, EbD-EbD, Ebaudio
Ever Be (Bethel Music)777777D, Eb, E, FD-FD, Ebaudio
Fierce (Chris Quilala, Joshua Silverberg, Mia Fieldes)777777AAA, Bb, C, Daudio
Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) (Kari Jobe)777777AAA, Abaudio
Friend Of God (Michael Gungor, Israel Houghton)777777Bb, B, CBb-CBb, Caudio
From The Inside Out (Joel Houston)777777BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Give Me Faith (Chris Brown, London Gatch, Mack Brock, Wade Joye)777777E, F, GD-GE, Faudio
Give Us Clean Hands (Charlie Hall)777777FF-F#F, Gaudio
Glory To God Forever (Steve Fee, Vicky Beeching)777777Ab, AG-AA, Bbaudio
God Is Able (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)777777Ab, AG-AAb, Aaudio
God of Revival (Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham)777777BbBbBbA, Bb, C, Dbaudio
God Of This City (Aaron Boyd, Richard Bleakley, Ian Jordan, Andrew McCann, Peter Kernaghan, Peter Comfort)777777BbA-BbAb, Aaudio
God Of Wonders (Marc Byrd, Steve Hindalong)777777F, GF-GF, Gaudio
God's Not Dead (Like a Lion) (Daniel Bashta)777777F, GD-GF, Gaudio
Grateful (Chris Brown, Matthew Ntlele, Stefan Green, Steven Furtick)777777Eb, E, FBb-F#audio
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Obediah Chisholm, William Marion Runyan)777777C, DBb-DD, Eb , C-Daudio
Hallelujah (Brenton Brown, Brian Doerksen)777777G, Ab, AEb-AG, Abaudio
Happy Day** (Ben Cantelon, Tim Hughes)777777(Bb)(Bb)Bb, Caudio
He Is Exalted (Twila Paris)777777Eb, FEb-FEb-F, F, Gaudio
He Knows My Name (Tommy Walker)777777D, Eb, ED-FD, Ebaudio
He Lives (Alfred Henry Ackley)777777AbAbAb, A5audio
Here As In Heaven (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matthew Ntlele, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye)777777(Bb)**audio
Here for You** (Jesse Reeves, Matt Maher, Matt Redman, Tim Wanstall)777777****G, Ab (adapted)audio
How Can I Keep From Singing (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Redman)777777E, FEb-FEb-Faudio
Hungry (Kathryn Scott)777777DDC, Daudio
I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever (Martin Smith)777777Eb, FD-FEb, Faudio
I Give You My Heart (Reuben Morgan)777777F, GEb-AF, Gaudio
I Surrender (Matt Crocker)777777DDaudio
I Will Follow (Reuben Morgan, Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram)777777E, FEb-FE, Faudio
I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Jesse Reeves, Matt Maher)777777GF-AbG, Abaudio
I'll Fly Away (Brad Henderson)777777F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Indescribable (Laura Story)777777F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Jesus (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash)777777Eb, FBb-F#Eb, Faudio
Jesus Loves Me (Chris Tomlin)777777A, BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Jesus We Love You (Hannah McClure, Kalley Heilingenthal, Paul McClure)777777G, AC-AF, G, A, Baudio
Jesus, Son of God** (Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher)777777(Ab)**G, Abaudio
Lay Me Down** (Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)777777(Ab, A)**Ab, Aaudio
Lead Me To The Cross (Brooke Ligertwood)777777cm, dmbm-dmcm, dmaudio
Look To The Son (Joel Houston, Marty Sampson, Matt Crocker, Reuben Morgan, Scott Ligertwood)777777AbAbaudio
Lord I Lift Your Name On High (Rick Founds)777777GF-GF, Gaudio
Lord Reign In Me (Brenton Brown)777777Bb, BAb-CBb, Caudio
Love Came Down (Brian Johnson, Ian McIntosh, Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Edwardson, Jeremy Riddle)777777AAG, Abaudio
Love The Lord (Lincoln Brewster)777777F, GEb-GF, Gaudio
Majesty (Jack Hayford)777777Ab, A, BbG-BbAb, Bbaudio
Man of Sorrows (Brooke Ligertwood, Matt Crocker)777777C, DBb-DC, Daudio
Marvelous Light (Charlie Hall)777777B, BbB-BbAb,Bbaudio
My Heart is Yours (Brett Younker, Daniel Carson, Jason Ingram, Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter, Kristian Stanfill, Winfield Scott Weeden)777777E, FC-FE, Faudio
My Savior My God (Aaron Shust, Dorothy Dora Greenwell)777777Bb, CA-CBb, Caudio
Never Gonna Stop Singing (Matt Vaughan, Ran Jackson, Tom Smith)777777F, GEb-Aaudio
Never Once (Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, Tim Wanstall)777777AAAb, Aaudio
Nothing Is Impossible (Joth Hunt)777777E, FD-F#E, Faudio
O Praise Him (David Crowder)777777G, Ab, AF-AG, Aaudio
Offering (Paul Baloche)777777E, FEb-GF, Gaudio
Our God Saves (Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown)777777DDC, Daudio
Overcome (John Egan)777777G, AbG-AbG, Abaudio
Sanctuary (John W. Thompson, Randy Scruggs)777777D, Eb, EC-FDaudio
Set a Fire (Will Reagan)777777F, G, Ab, ADb-BbF, Gaudio
Shine Jesus Shine (Graham Kendrick)777777Ab, AAb-AAb, Aaudio
Sing Sing Sing (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Matt Gilder, Daniel Carson, Travis Nunn)777777F, GE-Ab**F, Gaudio
Sinking Deep (Aodhan King, Joel Davies)777777F, GF-GD, E, F, G, Aaudio
So Will I (100 Billion X) (Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin)777777Eb, FD-FEb, Faudio
Stronger (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)777777Bb, B, CBb-CBb, Caudio
The Lord Our God (Jason Ingram, Kristian Stanfill)777777AA-BbAb, Aaudio
The Stand (Joel Houston)777777AAAb, Aaudio
The Way (Ben Smith, Daniel Bashta, Pat Barrett)777777GGF-GAb, A, Bb, Gaudio
The Wonderful Cross (Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin, J. D. Walt, Isaac Watts, Lowell Mason)777777C, DC-DC, Daudio
Today Is The Day (Lincoln Brewster, Paul Baloche)777777Bb, BBb-BBb, Caudio
Trading My Sorrows (Darrell Evans)777777G, Ab, AF-AG, Aaudio
Unstoppable God (Elevation Worship)777777E, F, GD-G[E, F, G]audio
Waiting Here for You (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Martin Smith)777777Eb, FEb-GEb, Faudio
Wake (Alexander Pappas, Hannah Hobbs, Joel Davies)777777Eb, FD-FD, Eb, F, Gaudio
We Fall Down (Chris Tomlin)777777Eb, E, FD-FEb, Faudio
Wonderful Merciful Savior (Dawn Rodgers, Eric Wyse)777777Bb, CBb-CAb, Bbaudio
Worthy Is The Lamb (Darlene Zschech)777777A, BbA-BbG, Aaudio
Yes And Amen** (Chris McClarney, Nate Moore, Tony Brown)777777****C, Daudio
You Are Good (Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle)777777G, AbG-AbAb, Aaudio
You Are Good (Israel Houghton)777777Eb, E, FD-FD, Ebaudio
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace) (Marc Imboden, Tammi Rhoton)777777E, FE-FF, Gaudio
You Make Me Brave (Amanda Cook)777777Eb, E, FEb-G[D, Eb, E, F]audio
You Never Let Go (Matt Redman, Beth Redman)777777A, BbA-BbA, Bbaudio
Your Great Name (Krissy Nordhoff, Michael Neale)777777A, BbAb-BbBb, Caudio
Your Love Never Fails (Anthony Skinner, Chris McClarney)777777FEb-FF, Gaudio
Your Name (Paul Baloche, Glenn Packiam)777777Ab, A, BbG-BbAb, Bbaudio
You're Worthy Of My Praise (David Ruis)777777Eb, E, FEb-FEb, Faudio

 

Criteria for determining congregationally friendly keys (more here):

  • The range should fit an average singer. The highest note should be a D with an occasional Eb allowable. The lowest note should be an A. The IDEAL range is between C and C since most high and low voices can sing within that range.
  • For songs with a small range that could be sung in a wide range of keys, the character of the song and the composer’s original key were considered to preserve the intended feel of the song.
  • Songs with a high tessitura may be pitched a bit lower even if the top note is a D.
  • A few songs on the list have ranges beyond the scope of an average singer (noted with a ** beside the title). Those key suggestions are noted in parentheses with the best key(s) possible with the understanding that there are outliers in the melody.
  • I did not list choice keys in C# or F#, but if choice keys are on either side of one of these, you can certainly choose those keys.