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O Come To The Altar – Elevation Worship – Resources

hereasinheavenO Come To The Altar was one of the first songs Elevation Worship promoted from the Here As In Heaven album, and it is a very good worship song. Very singable, and a great song of invitation.

In our resources we’ve shown how to play the song using key of G chords, but with a capo on the 2nd fret, which is the open key of A. The original on the album is actually in B, which is pretty high for most male vocalists, especially on a ballad like this.


Available Resources

The background music in this video is from Pads 4 (Evolving), available here

Chords used in this song


Strumming Patterns

This song is in 6/8 time, and the strumming pattern is a pretty simple 6/8 pattern

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23 Responses to O Come To The Altar – Elevation Worship – Resources

  1. Adam Apr 14, 2016 at 7:57 am #

    Awesome! Thanks for this and for all that you do.

  2. Russell Apr 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    Great song! Can’t wait to see what kind of impact it will have on our congregation!

  3. Dan Knight Apr 28, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    What i love about your tutorials, vs most of the other so-called tutorials on YouTube or WorshipTogether, is the fact that you take the time to explain the strumming pattern. I love how you play it, then play it muted then even slow it down.
    Tutorials are teaching instruments, they should explain all the aspects; the song story is relatively insignificant.

    So keep on TEACHING!

    • Brian May 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm #

      Thanks you Dan! I learned long ago that people really want help with the strumming and rhythm on songs, so I try to make that as easy as I can. I appreciate it.

  4. Abner May 20, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    Hi Brian
    You music and lessons have been very helpful to me.
    Question: Can you tell me what effect unit you are using on your vocal and guitar.
    I am trying to put together a setup like that for my local church to lead worship. I play the piano as well.
    I am not a very good sound engineer any tip would be appreciated.
    God bless you.

    • Brian Jun 1, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

      Hi Abner – for vocals I typically use EQ, Compression, Reverb, and Delay. For these videos I usually use a plugin called “CLA Vocals” by Waves. I don’t think you can use it live, though, at least not very easily.

  5. Betty W. Ettinger Jun 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    Great tutorial and nice voice 🙂
    Thanks for your post.

  6. Scott Jul 13, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    I just discovered your tutorials and spent the last couple days listening to them all (parts anyway) from way back in 2009. First off, thanks! This is great and useful stuff. Second, your growth and maturation is nothing short of phenomenal. Your early versions were wonderful efforts. Your latest work is really remarkable. Your playing has improved. Your equipment and usage of it has evolved. Mostly, your voice has become a true weapon. Hat’s off!!

    A suggestion. Have your subordinates (if you have any) go back through your early version stuff and perform/update them with your new equipment, techniques and product outputs. This might be good for them as well. If you don’t have others who could find this useful, then forget I said anything.

    • Brian Aug 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

      Thanks Stott – when I see some of the old videos I think the same things myself :). I’d love to go back and update a lot of the old material, but at this point Worship Tutorials is mostly a one-man show, so I don’t have the time I’d need to do that while continuing to create new content.

  7. Micah Reed Jul 18, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    Brian, I love the way you teach ! I’ve tried to learn guitar for years and you were the only one that actually showed me! Thank you

  8. Josiah Gilbert Dec 3, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    Thanks Brian for making this video. And can you make a video on how to play Standing by William McDowell for gutiar? Thanks.

    • Brian Jan 11, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

      Thanks Josiah – I’ll look into that one.

  9. Edgar Feb 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

    Awesome!! Is there a click track/ loop to this?

    • Brian Mar 15, 2017 at 2:16 am #

      Hi Edgar – we don’t have a multitrack for this one currently. Thanks!

  10. Javiera Mar 21, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

    Thank you so much! for all these tutorials! Im From Argentina, and am learning how to play the guitar with all of these videos! Blessings from Latinoamerica!! (Im sorry for the bad writing)

  11. Wilson craig Jun 8, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    what are the Strumming Patterns??

  12. Jimmy Jackson Dec 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm #

    I absolutely love your lessons! Ive been playing for years. But i dont know cords or anything. Just play by ear. I am so blessed and thankful for your channel brother! And for the record you have an amazing voice! God has truly blessed you man!!! Again thankyou for what you do blessins!

  13. O come to the altar chords Apr 23, 2018 at 8:08 am #

    There are so many worship songs by Elevation Worship. But “o come to the altar” is the most popular worship song by Elevation Worship. If you want to learn the chords of this song then you should visit our site. Because we provide the chords and video tutorials of the top worship songs that can help you to learn the chords easily. O come to the altar chords

  14. Sarah Jul 16, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    My friends and i are nakimaking a band and i am happy that this is the frist song we do. Hope it turns out well.😄

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