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    Posted on Oct 3, 2014

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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