How to Play Some of the Top Christian Songs of 2008 on Guitar

How do you play that song?

"How can I find out how to play ______? (fill in the blank a popular song title) is one of the most frequent questions that I get asked. As songs hit the radio and get more popular, people want to be able to play them and as the wife of a guitar player, I totally understand that desire.

So, on that note (no pun intended), here are some of the top songs from 2008 - complete with tab, chords for guitar.

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"You Reign" - MercyMe

MercyMe - All That Is Within Me
MercyMe - All That Is Within Me. INO

From the song ...

You reign
Glory in the highest You reign
Let creation testify by Your name
Every knee will bow
And every tongue proclaim that Jesus reigns.

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"You Are Everything" - Matthew West

Matthew West - Something To Say
Matthew West - Something To Say. Sparrow

From the song ...

You are everything that I live for,
Everything that I can't believe is happening
You're standing right in front of me,
With arms wide open, all I know
Is everyday is filled with hope
'Cause You are everything that I breathe for,
And I can't help but breathe You in, and breathe again,
Feeling all this life within, every single beat of my heart.

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"Call My Name" - Third Day

Third Day - Revelation
Third Day - Revelation. Essential

From the song ...

The pain inside
Has erased your hope for love
Soon you will find
That I'll give you all
That your heart could ever want
And so much more

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"All Because Of Jesus" - Fee

Fee - We Shine
Fee - We Shine. INO

From the song ...

it's all because of Jesus I'm alive
it's all because the blood of Jesus Christ
that cover's me and raised this dead man's life
it's all because of Jesus I'm alive

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"Love is Here" - Tenth Avenue North

Tenth Avenue North - Over and Underneath
Tenth Avenue North - Over and Underneath. Integrity

From the song ...

Come to the waters, you who thirst and you'll thirst no more.
Come to the father, you who work and you'll work no more.
And all you who labor in vain and to the broken and shamed.

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"Let it Fade" - Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp - Beyond Measure
Jeremy Camp - Beyond Measure. Courtesy of: BEC

From the song ...

Let this old life crumble, let it fade.
Let this new life offered be your saving grace.
Let this old life crumble, let it fade, let it fade.

Matt Maher - Empty and Beautiful
Matt Maher - Empty and Beautiful. Essential Records

From the song ...

Great is your love and justice God.
You use the weak to lead the strong.
You lead us in the song of your salvation
And all your people sing along

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"Song of Hope" - Robbie Seay Band

Robbie Seay Band - Give Yourself Away
Robbie Seay Band - Give Yourself Away. Sparrow Records

From the song ...

I will sing a song of hope
Sing along
God of heaven come down
Heaven come down
Just to know that You are near is enough
God of heaven come down, heaven come down

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"Washed By The Water" - NEEDTOBREATHE

Needtobreathe - The Heat
Needtobreathe - The Heat. Atlantic Records

From the song ...

Those people tried to accuse my father
Said he made the wrong choice
Though it might be painful
You know that time will always tell
Those people have long since gone
My father never failed

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"I Will Not Be Moved" - Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant - Relentless
Natalie Grant - Relentless. Curb Records

From the song ...

I will stumble
I will fall down
But I will not be moved
I will make mistakes
I will face heartache
But I will not be moved
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
I will not be moved