22 Thanksgiving Worship Songs to Lead This Season

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Christmas hymns spring to mind as freely as coffee flows on a Sunday morning, but Thanksgiving worship songs can be harder to come by . . .

Here are 22 to consider as you invite your congregation to “sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises” (Ps 47:6) and “sing to the LORD with thanksgiving” (Ps 147:7).

Classic Thanksgiving worship songs

“We Gather Together” author unknown

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.

“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” by Henry Alford and George Elvey

Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come,
Raise the song of harvest home.

“Count Your Blessings” by Johnson Oatman, Jr. and Edwin O. Excel

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

“Praise to the Lord the Almighty” by Joachim Neander

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!
Come, all who hear; now to his temple draw near,
Join me in glad adoration.

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Robert Robinson and John Wyeth

Come, thou fount of ev’ry blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet sung by flaming tongues above;
Praise the mount—I’m fixed upon it—mount of thy redeeming love.

“For the Beauty of the Earth” by Folliott S. Pierpoint and Conrad Kocher

For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Christ, our Lord, to thee we raise
This, our hymn of grateful praise.

“To God Be the Glory” by Fanny J. Crosby and William H. Doane

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give him the glory, great things he hath done.

“Doxology” by Thomas Ken and Louis Bourgeois

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Chisolm and William Runyan

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

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More Thanksgiving worship songs

“He Has Made Me Glad/I Will Enter His Gates” by Leona von Brethorst

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart,
I will enter His courts with praise.
I will say this is the day that the Lord has made,
I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

“This Is the Day” by Les Garrett

This is the day, this is the day that the Lord hath made,
We will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it.

“Thank You, Lord” by Seth and Bessie Sykes

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul,
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole;
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free.

“Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

Your blood has washed away my sin
Jesus, thank You
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied
Jesus, thank You
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table
Jesus, thank You

“Goodness of God” by Jenn Johnson, Jason Ingram, Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Brian Johnson

I love You, Lord
For Your mercy never fails me
All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

“Grateful” by Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Matthews Ntele, Stefan Green

I give thanks, for all You have done
And I will sing, of Your mercy and Your love
Your love is unfailing
Lord, I am grateful!

“Thank You” by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan

Thank You for Your kindness
Thank You for Your mercy
Thank You for the cross
Thank You for the price You paid

“You Are Good” by Kari Jobe

Your kindness leads me to repentance
Your goodness draws me to Your side
Your mercy calls me to be like You
Your favor is my delight
Every day, I’ll awaken my praise
And pour out a song from my heart

“Ten Thousand Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul, worship His holy Name.
Sing like never before, O my soul.
I’ll worship Your holy Name.

“Worthy Is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

Thank you for the cross, Lord
Thank you for the price You paid
Bearing all my sin and shame
In love You came
And gave amazing grace

“How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

Name above all names
Worthy of our praise
My heart will sing
How great is our God

“Come into His Presence” by Don Moen

Come into His presence with thanksgiving in your heart
And give Him praise, and give Him praise
Come into His presence with thanksgiving in your heart
Your voices raise, your voices raise

“O Give Thanks” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

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