Songs of Thanksgiving

Seeing as how it’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, hopefully you’ve already picked songs for your service tonight or tomorrow morning. But in the event that you’re scrambling for some last-minute ideas, or continuing the theme of thanksgiving this coming Sunday, here are some songs that I’ve found to be good fits.

My criteria for a good “Thanksgiving song” is one that helps the congregation articulate gratefulness to God for what he’s done for us in Jesus Christ, and how he’s proven his faithfulness to us. I’m not terribly concerned with how often the song says the word “thanks” or the phrases “thank you” or “home made pumpkin pie”.

“My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness”
Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
Sheet Music/lyrics
iTunes song download

“Forever (Give Thanks to the Lord”
Chris Tomlin
Sheet music/lyrics
iTunes song download

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Words by Robert Robinson, 4th vs. alt. words by Bob Kauflin. Music by John Wyeth.
lyrics
iTunes song download

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Words: Thomas O. Chisholm. Music: William M. Runyan
Lyrics
iTunes song download

“Blessed Be Your Name”
Matt and Beth Redman
Sheet music/lyrics
iTunes song download

“Jesus Thank You”
Pat Sczebel
Sheet music/lyrics
iTunes song download

“Once Again (Jesus Christ)”
Matt Redman
Sheet music/lyrics
iTunes song download

“Receive the Glory”
Bob Kauflin
Sheet music/lyrics
iTunes song download

“What a Faithful God”
Robert and Dawn Critchley
Sheet music/lyrics
mp3 download (#34)

“Thank You, Lord”
Paul Baloche
Sheet music/lyrics
iTunes song download

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