10 Thanksgiving Hymns to Praise God with Gratitude and Joy

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.

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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 from 1621 when Plymouth colonists and Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast.

Although the Thanksgiving holiday is relatively new compared to Christian history, giving thanks to God is a tradition that dates back to the Old Testament.

Thanksgiving Hymns and Worship Songs

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.

"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.

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! 

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

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