5 Casting Crowns Songs to Learn

Casting Crowns: Lifesong l Piano Diana


I've played a lot of songs from Casting Crowns mostly in C Major, E, F, and Ab. If you like the band and you're familiar with the melody/harmony lines, then stop by some of their songs for chord charts.

American Dream

Praise You in this Storm

Voice of Truth

Word of God Speak

Today, I'm introducing a popular song that was introduced in 2005. It is very easy to play and I like to introduce my students to this so they can practice Chord Voicings in a simple key. Here's one to work on today, Lifesong.

Lyrics and Chords: Lifesong

Words and Music by Mark Hall

Key: C
Time: 4/4 Moderately Fast
© 2005 Club Zoo Music

Intro

C  /  Am7 /  G7sus  / Fsus2

                              C
Empty hands held high
                            Am7
Such small sacrifice
                                 F
Now joined with my life
                        Dm7
I sing in vain tonight
                        C
May the words I say
                           Am7
And the things I do
                               Gsus
Make my life song sing
                           F
Bring a smile to you
             C                       G
Let my life song sing to you
            Am7                    F
Let my life song sing to you

I want to sign your name
            G
To the end of this day
             Am7                         F
Knowing that my heart was true
             Dm7       Fsus2
Let my life song sing to you

C / Am7 / Gsus / F(add9)
                          C
Lord, I give my life
              Am7
A living sacrifice
                                  F
To reach a world in need
                                    Dm7
To be your hands and feet
                         C
May the words I say
                           Am7
And the things I do
                               Gsus
Make my life song sing
                           F
Bring a smile to you
             C                      G
Let my life song sing to you
             Am7                  F
Let my lifesong sing to you

I want to sign your name
            G
To the end of this day
               Am7                      F
knowing that my heart was true
              Dm7     Fsus2   C
Let my lifesong sing to you
         F/C  C        Am7  G      F    G   Am7      Gsus
Hallelujah, Hallelujah let my lifesong sing to you
         F    C          Am7 G      F  G    Am2       Gsus
Hallelujah, Hallelujah let my lifesong sing to you
          F   C        Am7  G        F     G   Am7    G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah let my lifesong sing to you
             C                       G
Let my life song sing to you
            Am7                    F
Let my life song sing to you
I want to sign your name
             G  
To the end of this day
        Am7                     F
Knowing that my heart was true
             Dm7      Fsus2    C
Let my life song sing to you
Let my life song sing to you
Let my life song sing to you
I want to sign your name
To the end of this day
Lord led my heart was true
Let my life song sing to you
C  /  Am7 /  Gsus / F(add9)  /  C


How To Play Lifesong

I think the song was recorded a half step higher but I found the chords to the song from Casting Crowns SongbookGetting familiar with Chord Inversions is so necessary to the listening ear.

L.H. / R.H. Chords

C  = C/GCE and C/EGC
Am7 = A/GCE and A/GCD and A/EGD
F = F/CFA and F/ACF
Dm7 = D/FACD
Gsus = G/GCD and G/CDG
G = G/GBD and G/BDG
Fsus2 = F/FGC
F(add9) = F/ACG

It's so important to know your chords! I wrote an article on how to form chords, here.

I like listening to these audio tapes for refreshing my mind on chord vocabulary and playing the chord structure on the keys. Visit, Chords 101 & 102.


All the best,

"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey




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