Top 11 Christian Thanksgiving Worship Songs

Christian Music to Help You Show Gratitude

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For many people, Thanksgiving is a time of the year when they join together with family and friends to give thanks for their blessings.

Of course, it's important to be thankful daily, for all things, but Christians often view Thanksgiving as a day to be especially grateful to God for family and friends.

Listening to Christian music can be a great way to inspire feelings of gratitude. And with a range of artists in styles that people of all musical tastes can enjoy, there's something for everyone.

These great songs can be considered Thanksgiving worship songs because of their themes of giving thanks to God or reminding listeners of God's many blessings. You'll find this list provides plenty of reasons to be thankful and show praise on Thanksgiving and beyond.

"We Thank You" - Broken Walls

Album cover of Created for Worship by Broken Walls
Created for Worship by Broken Walls, album cover.

Broken Walls

In their 2005 album Created for Worship, First Nations group Broken Walls sings praise to the Creator for the gift of life.

"Life Of Praise" - Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns - Casting Crowns
Reunion Records

Casting Crowns' 2003 self-titled debut release is where you will find "Life Of Praise," which reminds us that God is worthy of all praise.

"Hosanna" - Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin - The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin's 2002 album The Rebirth Of Kirk Franklin features the artist's signature uplifting style. Accompanied by a full choir, Franklin's spirit shines throughout the album, which is guaranteed to get you out of your seat. In "Hosanna," Franklin reminds listeners that darkness gives way to the light for God.

"Cannot Say Enough" - MercyMe

MercyMe - Almost There
INO Records

"Cannot Say Enough" from MercyMe's debut release with INO Records didn't get nearly as much publicity as "I Can Only Imagine." But it's still a great worship song, and with a theme of praise throughout the lyrics, it's perfect for Thanksgiving worship.

"I Love to Praise" - Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant - Stronger

Perfectly showcasing Natalie Grant's voice, "I Love to Praise" is a complement to any Thanksgiving celebration. Some of the most memorable lyrics from the song include: "Create in me a pure heart, so I can come in spirit and truth, to worship You."

"Wonderful, Merciful Savior" - Selah

Selah - Press On

Nicol Smith's vocals on Selah's "Wonderful, Merciful Savior" make worshipping and giving thanks easy things to do. Lyrics that inspire gratitude include: "You are the One that we praise, You are the One we adore, You give the healing and grace, Our hearts always hunger for."

"The Throne" - Michael W. Smith

Michael W. Smith - I 2 Eye

This early Michael W. Smith song from 1988 is off of the release I 2 Eye and complements any mention of giving thanks. With lyrics that shout the praises of God, it invokes the spirit of the holiday season.

"Nothing Compares" - Third Day

Third Day - Come Together
Essential Records

Third Day's 2001 album Come Together is home to "Nothing Compares." Being thankful for the job, the house, and the family is essential, but don't forget God, the lyrics implore.

"Indescribable" - Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin - Arriving

Coming up with a few simple words summing up God up is nearly impossible, but Chris Tomlin does a pretty good job with "Indescribable" and "Uncontainable" in this cut off of the 2004 release Arriving.

"In Your Presence" - Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp - Stay

"In Your Presence" by Jeremy Camp is the last song on his 2002 album Stay. The lyrics sing to "God, Maker of the heavens" and include themes of praise, gratitude, and the need to have God in your life.

"Everybody Praise The Lord" - Lincoln Brewster

Lincoln Brewster - Amazed

From the 2002 release Amazed, Lincoln Brewster reminds listeners to thank the Lord "for what He’s done in us" in a fun and upbeat way. It's a great Thanksgiving worship song for when you are not in the mood to give thanks, but also keep things light.

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