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10 Thanksgiving Hymns to Praise God with Gratitude and Joy in 2023

Take time this Thanksgiving to give thanks to God as our loving Creator, Savior, and Lord Almighty! Celebrate this American holiday with thanksgiving to our eternal King, with songs of praise and gratitude.

Updated Sep 27, 2023
10 Thanksgiving Hymns to Praise God with Gratitude and Joy in 2023

Here are five well-known hymns that are perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving and praising God for His blessings! Listen to these Thanksgiving hymns to get into the spirit of gratitude for this year's holiday.

Each year, we observe Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday that arose in 1621 when Plymouth colonists and Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast.

Although Thanksgiving is relatively new compared to Christian history, giving thanks to God is a tradition that dates back to the Old Testament. The Psalms, for instance, are replete with verses that exhort believers to offer thanks to the Lord for His abundant blessings. One well-known example is Psalm 100:4, which reads, "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." 

Thanksgiving Hymns and Worship Songs

Take time this Thanksgiving to thank God as our loving Creator, Savior, and Lord Almighty! Celebrate this American holiday with thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior with songs of praise and gratitude. As we gather around our tables each year to celebrate Thanksgiving, we participate in a tradition that echoes the age-old practice of giving thanks to God for His abundant blessings.

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." (Colossians 3:16)

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him." (Psalm 28:7)

To help you in thanking God, we created a 30 Days of Gratitude Prayer Guide HERE. Download and print this guide to keep with you as a reminder of God's love and promises.

5 Traditional Thanksgiving Hymns

Here are five of the most popular traditional Thanksgiving hymns to give thanks to God for all things! Give thanks to the Lord and celebrate this Thanksgiving with songs of praise.

Amazing Grace - John Newton

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

Amazing Grace by the choir of Seaford College Chapel.

How Great Thou Art - Stuart K. Hine

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Chorus:

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art! 

How Great Thou Art by the Winchester Cathedral Choir.

Praise To The Lord The Almighty - 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.

Praise to the Lord, above all things so wondrously reigning;
sheltering you under his wings, and so gently sustaining!
Have you not seen all that is needful has been
sent by his gracious ordaining?

Praise to the Lord by the OCP Session Choir.

Holy, Holy, Holy - Reginald Heiber

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning, our song shall rise to thee;
Holy, Holy, Holy! merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
who were and art and evermore shalt be.

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge

All Creatures Of Our God and King - St. Francis of Assisi

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,
thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise Him, O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 

5 Contemporary Hymns for Thanksgiving

Here are five of the most popular contemporary Thanksgiving worship songs!

Worthy is the Lamb - Hillsong Church

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

Thank you for this love, Lord
Thank you for the nail-pierced hands
Washed me in Your cleansing flow
Now all I know
Your forgiveness and embrace

Worthy is the Lamb by Hillsong.

You Are Good - Lakewood Church

We sing hallelujah
Lord, You are good

Lord, You are good
And Your mercy enduring forever
Lord, You are good
And Your mercy enduring forever

People from every nation and tongue
From generation to generation

You Are Good by Lakewood Church Worship Choir

Forever - Chris Tomlin

Give thanks to the Lord, our God, and King
His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things
His love endures forever

Sing praise, sing praise

With a mighty hand and outstretched arm
His love endures forever
For the life that's been reborn
His love endures forever

Forever by Chris Tomlin

Praise To The Lord The Almighty - Travis Cottrell

Praise to the Lord Almighty
The King of creation
O my soul praise Him

For He is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear now to
His temple daw near
Join Him in glad adoration

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Travis Cottrell

Because Of Your Love - Paul Baloche

As we come into Your presence
We remember every blessing
That You've poured out so freely from above

Lifting gratitude and praises
For compassion so amazing
Lord, we've come to give You thanks for all You've done

Because of Your love, we're forgiven
Because of Your love, our hearts are clean
We lift You up with songs of freedom
Forever we're changed because of Your love

Because of Your Love by Paul Baloche

Bible Verses That Inspire Thanksgiving Hymns

1 Thessalonians 5:18 - Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Psalm 107:1 - Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Colossians 3:15 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 4:2 - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Psalm 50:14 - Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,

Psalm 7:17 - I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

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