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Still Praising After All These Years (Or Not) [LISTS]

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    In a sidebar discussion about the merits (or lack thereof) of older P&W songwriting vs current, I did my statistical crunching and came up with some significant lists.
    I have listed the TOP songs from the 90s, and the TOP songs from BEFORE the 90s that are still being sung today. (I couldn't easily separate 80s, 70s, or even older in that first decade, as that was the decade CCLI first came into being).

    I have also listed the TOP songs from both groups that are no longer on the most current Top 2000 list, by order of those which had ranked the highest.

    I worked diligently to ensure to not include those songs that were re-added onto CCLI and were still on, or public domain hymns masquerading as copyrighted songs.

    So... for a trip down memory lane, here are seminal examples of both the best, and the greatest falls. ALSO, the first # is where it fits in the order of the rank of such songs.

    23. Above All
    19. Agnus Dei
    22. All Who Are Thirsty
    36. Ancient Of Days
    31. Ancient Words
    30. Be Unto Your Name
    9. Before The Throne Of God Above
    14. Better Is One Day
    15. Breathe
    41. Come Just As You Are
    6. Come Now Is The Time To Worship
    7. Days Of Elijah
    21. Draw Me Close
    40. Every Move I Make
    3. Forever
    18. Give Us Clean Hands
    11. God Of Wonders
    47. Grace Flows Down
    34. Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)
    49. He Is Lord
    27. He Knows My Name
    38. His Name Is Wonderful
    48. Holy Spirit Rain Down
    1. How Deep The Father's Love For Us
    35. Hungry
    33. I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever
    17. I Give You My Heart
    42. Knowing You
    32. Let It Rise
    8. Lord I Lift Your Name On High
    26. Lord Reign In Me
    24. My Redeemer Lives
    2. Open The Eyes Of My Heart
    44. Refiner's Fire
    4. Shout To The Lord
    37. Shout To The North
    28. Step By Step
    50. Surrender
    29. Take My Life
    46. That's Why We Praise Him
    12. The Heart Of Worship
    45. The Potter's Hand
    39. The Power Of Your Love
    16. Trading My Sorrows
    13. We Fall Down
    25. You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)
    10. You Are My All In All
    5. You Are My King
    43. Your Love Oh Lord
    20. You're Worthy Of My Praise

    OLDER P&W (20s to 80s) STILL BEING SUNG.
    6. As The Deer
    13. Awesome God
    2. Because He Lives
    10. Change My Heart Oh God
    17. Give Thanks
    18. Glorify Thy Name
    29. Great Is The Lord
    5. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
    21. He Has Made Me Glad
    15. He Is Exalted
    35. Holy Ground
    1. How Great Thou Art
    43. How Majestic Is Your Name
    12. I Exalt Thee
    4. I Love You Lord
    26. I Saw The Light
    42. I Sing Praises
    28. I Stand In Awe
    32. I Will Call Upon The Lord
    33. I Worship You Almighty God
    3. I'll Fly Away
    36. Jesus Name Above All Names
    41. Lamb Of God
    44. Lord Be Glorified
    9. Majesty
    39. More Precious Than Silver
    27. My Life Is In You
    50. My Tribute
    24. Oh How He Loves You And Me
    40. Oh Lord You're Beautiful
    30. Open Our Eyes
    8. Sanctuary
    19. Seek Ye First
    11. Shine Jesus Shine
    38. Soon And Very Soon
    37. Spirit Of The Living God
    49. Spirit Song
    34. Surely The Presence Of The Lord
    45. Sweet Sweet Spirit
    25. The Family Of God
    16. There Is A Redeemer
    23. There's Something About That Name
    22. This Is The Day
    20. Thy Word
    14. Victory In Jesus
    46. We Bring The Sacrifice Of Praise
    47. We Have Come Into His House
    31. We Will Glorify
    48. Wherever He Leads I'll Go
    7. Wonderful Merciful Savior

    22. Anointing Fall On Me Thomas, Donn
    36. Antiphonal Praise Green, Steve
    3. At The Cross Butler, Randy/Butler, Terry
    9. Awesome In This Place Davies, Ned
    43. Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord Prosch, Kevin/Daniels, Danny
    5. Breathe On Me Fisher, Lucy
    15. Celebrate The Lord Of Love Baloche, Paul/Kerr, Ed
    2. Change My Heart O God Kerr, Ed
    44. Come And See LeBlanc, Lenny
    16. Father Of Lights Barnett, John
    42. For The Lord Is Good DeShazo, Lynn/Sadler, Gary
    46. Glorify Barnhill, Linda
    14. God Is Good Chapman, Morris
    6. Great And Mighty Is The Lord Bell, Dave
    34. He's Real Fragar, Russell
    29. High And Exalted Rasmussen, Kyle
    23. His Banner Over Me Prosch, Kevin
    45. Holy Moment Redman, Matt
    27. How Good And Pleasant Walker, Tommy
    13. I Love To Be In Your Presence Baloche, Paul/Kerr, Ed
    1. I Love Your Grace Founds, Rick
    33. I Stand In Awe Mullen, Jachin
    10. I Will Exalt Your Name Scott, Jeffrey B.
    35. I Will Rise Up Ash, Mike
    24. I've Found Jesus Smith, Martin
    38. Jesus We Celebrate Your Victory Gibson, John
    32. Jesus You Are My Life Fry, Steve
    39. Let God Arise Bacon, Elizabeth
    48. Let The Redeemed Barnett, John
    40. Let The Walls Fall Down Barbour, Anne/Barbour, John/Batstone, Bill
    19. Mercy Is Falling Ruis, David
    4. My God Reigns Evans, Darrell
    17. My Redeemer Lives Willison, John
    18. One Day Morgan, Reuben
    31. Prepare The Way Evans, Darrell/Nuzum, Eric
    12. Redeemed Butler, Aubrey Lee/Crosby, Fanny Jane
    26. Redeemer Saviour Friend Evans, Darrell/Springer, Chris
    20. Revival Fire Fall Baloche, Paul
    50. Stir In Me Proctor, Todd
    37. Stir Up A Hunger Baloche, Rita/Baloche, Paul
    11. That's What We Came Here For Fragar, Russell/Zschech, Darlene
    7. The Power Of Your Love Sadler, Gary
    41. There's No One Like Our God Beeching, Vicky/Mitchinson, Steve
    47. This Is The Day Elliott, John G.
    25. This Is The Day Fitts, Bob
    28. Touching Heaven Changing Earth Morgan, Reuben
    21. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder Davis, Geron\Black, James Milton
    30. You Are Holy Morgan, Reuben
    49. You Are In Control Underwood, Scott
    8. You Are Near Morgan, Reuben

    TOP 20 P&W NO LONGER IN TOP 2000 (20s to 80s)
    3. Above All Else Dearman, Kirk/Dearman, Deby
    9. Arise And Sing Ray, Mel, Jr.
    6. Arise Shine Urspringer, Steve/Robinson, Jay
    14. Clap Your Hands Owens, Jimmy/Owens, Carol
    15. Come Into The Holy Of Holies Sellers, John
    19. Fear Not Pringle, Phil
    7. God Is The Strength Of My Heart Greco, Eugene
    18. He Is The King Ewing, Tom/Moen, Don/Stocker, John
    17. How Excellent Is Thy Name Smith, Paul/Tunney, Dick/Tunney, Melodie
    5. I Am The God That Healeth Thee Moen, Don
    12. I Waited For The Lord Batstone, Bill
    11. I Will Bless The Lord Hernandez, Frank
    4. I Will Bless Thee O Lord Watanabe, Esther
    16. In Him We Live Speir, Randy
    8. Lift Up Your Heads Fry, Steve
    1. Rejoice In The Lord Always Tarner, Evelyn
    13. The Name Of The Lord Peifer, Curtis
    2. You Are Crowned With Many Crowns Sellers, John
    10. You Are My God Delavan, Macon
    20. You Have Been Good Paris, Twila

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