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Top Christian Songs of 2009

Our Top Christian Songs of 2009 are nothing short of inspiration, worship, and love. Some of the songs are about enduring pain and having the belief that things will be better; others, such as Casting Crowns 'Until the Whole World Hears,' are based off biblical references. Jonny Diaz takes on a more personal note and sings to the ladies about inner beauty, truth, and purpose. All the songs are filled with love and rock beats that help transcend time; this list of Christian songs might even help take you to a better state of mind. Here are the Top Christian Songs of 2009 as voted by AOL Radio listeners.
'How He Loves'
The song was the first single released from the band's album, 'Church Music.' The David Crowder Band played this as a cover of John Mark McMillan's song, 'How He Loves.' McMillan penned the single about a friend who was killed in a car accident.
David Crowder Band How He Loves
'Walk on the Water'
Nicole wrote on her MySpace page that the tune is about "the courage to step out in faith and walk in what God has called you to do when it's scary. I don't want to be selfish anymore. I don't want to be safe anymore. When God tells me to step out and talk to somebody or believe for what seems impossible, I want to do it." She wrote the song after attending a youth conference called 'The Ramp.' On her drive home to Nashville, she began telling people about God -- she just felt different.
Britt Nicole The Lost Get Found
Before the album release, lead singer Jon Foreman, tweeted that he and bandmate Tim were working on 'Always' with heavyweight producers Rob Cavallo and Mike Elizondo. Off 'Hello Hurricane,' the 'Dare You to Move' sounding single was was first performed live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
'What Faith Can Do'
This is the most uplifting song of the bunch; An inspiring, catchy tune -- off their second worship album 'It Is Well' -- the lyrics say it all: "I've seen dreams that move the mountains / Hope that doesn't ever end / Even when the sky is falling / And I've seen miracles just happen." The name Kutless comes from the biblical reference that Jesus took all the cuts and punishment for humankind, hence "cut-less."
Kutless What Faith Can Do
'Until the Whole World Hears'
A song about discipleship, the tune refers to John the Baptist, who came out of the wilderness to talk to people about their sins. Lead Singer Mike Hall says the song title (and album title) was inspired by his mentor in student Ministry Roger Glidewell, who included the phrase 'Until the Whole World Hears' in his email signature. The first half of their forthcoming Spring Tour will feature Kutless, followed by 'Tenth Avenue North' in the second half.
Casting Crowns Until The Whole World Hears
'The Words I Would Say'
'The Words I Would Say' is about sending a letter to someone that is in pain, letting them know that your prayers are with them and to never give up hope: "God's got his hand on you so / Don't live life in fear / Forgive and forget / But don't forget why you're here." The inspiring song has a marching band drum beat.
Sidewalk Prophets These Simple Truths
'Hold My Heart'
Guitar/Vocalist Mike Donehey wrote the song with two friends, who were all going though difficult times and were looking to God for answers. He tells a live audience that the song is saying, "God, I don't know where you are, but I want to trust you. I really do." He empathizes that sometimes questions remain unanswered, but it's comforting to know that God still has his promises. Check out their acoustic performance and introduction to the song.
Tenth Avenue North Hold My Heart
'More Beautiful You'
With a combination of a Jack Johnson-sounding guitar riff and inspiring lyrics, the song summarizes the truth and beauty in women; it is a reminder to forget the way society expects us to look, and focus the fact that every woman is made by God with a purpose: "Don't buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through / You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do / So there could never be a more beautiful you."
Jonny Diaz More Beautiful You
'Lead Me to the Cross'
Written by Brook Fraser, this worship song uses the same instrumentation as their hit 'Sing Hallelujah.' The tune is about redemption: "Lead me to the cross / Where Your love poured out / Bring me to my knees / Lord I lay me down / Rid me of myself."
Chris And Conrad Lead Me To The Cross
'City on Our Knees'
'City on Our Knees' is a single from his fourth solo album, 'Tonight.' In just over four months, this song sold more than 130,000 copies. Sung in auto-tune, our No. 1 Christian Song of 2009 captures a moment when love transcends judgments and makes up for any differences.
Tobymac City On Our Knees

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