Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims

Thanksgiving and Thankfulness Songs, Choruses, and Hymns

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During the season of Thanksgiving our minds go to how God has blessed us over the years. Here are some songs you can use in worship services or small groups to celebrate this season.

Thanksgiving Hymns

  • Come Ye Thankful People, Come, words by Henry Alford, music by George J. Elvey
  • Count Your Blessings, words by Johnson Oatman, Jr., music by Edwin O. Excell
  • Now Thank We All Our God, words by Martin Rinkart (tr. Catherine Winkworth), music by Johann Cruger
  • We Gather Together, Netherlands folk hymn, translated by Theodore Baker.

Thanksgiving Praise Songs and Choruses

  • Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, by Henry Smith (© 1978, Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • I Want to Praise You, Lord (much more than I do), by Randy Thomas and Sam Scott (©1981, Bud John Songs)
  • He Has Made Me Glad (I will enter his gates...), by Leona Von Brethorst (© 1978, Maranatha Praise Inc.)
  • I Just Came to Praise the Lord (thank, love), by Wayne Romero (© 1975, Paragon Music Corp.)
  • I Will Bless Thee, O Lord (with a heart of thanksgiving, Psalm 63:4), by Esther Watanabe, © Dawn Treader Music)
  • I Will Enter His Gates (with thanksgiving in my heart), by Leona Von Brethorst (  1976, Maranatha! Music)
  • Jesus, We Just Want to Thank You, by Bill and Gloria Gaither (© 1974 William J. Gaither, Inc.)
  • My Tribute (How can I say thanks....), by Andrae Crouch (© 1971, Budjohn Songs, Inc.)
  • Thank You, Lord, by Dennis Jernigan (© 1991, Shepherd's Heart Music, Inc.)
  • Thank You, Lord (I just want to thank you, Lord), by Don Moen and Paul Baloche (© 2004, Integrity's Hosanna! Music)
  • There Is a Redeemer (Thank you, O my Father), by Melody Green-Sievright (© 1982, Birdwing Music/BMG Songs Inc.)
  • This Is the Day, by Les Garrett (© 1967, 1980, Scripture in Song)
  • Unto Thee, O Lord (do I lift up my soul), by Charles F. Monroe (© 1971, 1973, Maranatha! Music)
  • We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise, by Kirk Dearman (© 1984, John T. Benson Publishing Co.)
  • Worthy Is the Lamb (Thank you for the cross, Lord), by Darlene Zschech (© 2000, Hillsong Publishing)
  • You Have Been So Good (to me), by Paul Baloche and Sara Groves (© 2006, Integrity's Hosanna! Music)

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