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17 Songs Every Youth Group Kid Still Knows By Heart

Your youth pastor with a soul patch was totally jammin' to these on his acoustic guitar.

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1. "How Great is Our God" - Chris Tomlin

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Memorable for: its deeply creative lyrics.

How great is our God
How great is our God
How great
How great
Is our God

2. "Lord I Lift Your Name on High" - Hillsong

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Memorable for: THE HAND MOTIONS which are now seared into your brain.

3. "Here I Am to Worship" - Tim Hughes

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Memorable for: Sounding vaguely like the Dave Matthews Band but with zero references to weed.

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4. "This is the Air I Breathe" - Michael W. Smith

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Memorable for: Every lead singer belting this as dramatically as Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You."

5. "Our God is an Awesome God" - Rich Mullins

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Remembered for: Referring to Jesus as "putting on the ritz."

6. "Trading My Sorrows" - Israel Houghton

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Memorable for: YES LORD YES LORD YES YES LORD (repeat 500 times) (key change) YES LORD YES LORD YES YES LORD (repeat another 500 times)

7. "Above All" - Lenny LeBlanc

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Memorable for: Fashioning gruesome crucifixion details into a catchy chorus.

8. "Open The Eyes Of My Heart Lord" - John Tesh

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Memorable for: mixed anatomical metaphors.

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9. "We Fall Down" - Chris Tomlin

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Memorable for: People with their arms lifted literally falling down in the aisles to manifest their spiritual transcendence in getting bruises.

10. "Beautiful One" - By the Tree

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Memorable for: Straddling that "is he singing about God or his girlfriend?" line.

11. "Shout to the Lord" - Darlene Zschech

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Memorable for: High notes pretty much no one could hit (not that that stopped everyone from trying).

12. "The Heart of Worship" - Matt Redman

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Memorable for: Sounding like a Bryan Adams song, but fewer reference to 69s.

13. "Blessed Be Your Name" - Matt Redman

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Memorable for: Being the song everyone started jumping to.

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14. "Agnus Dei" - Third Day

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Memorable for: rhetorical questions. ("Are you Lord God Almighty?" Probable answer: totes.)

15. "Come, Now Is The Time to Worship" - Phillips, Craig and Dean

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Memorable for: Being aggressively literal; making every 12-year-old crack up because it says "Come."

16. "Better Is One Day" - Matt Redman

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Memorable for: Getting the chorus stuck in your head for years at a time.

17. "Days of Elijah" - Donnie McClurkin

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Memorable for: The sick rap breakdown of "there is no God like Jehovah."

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