Thanksgiving Christian Songs

Thanksgiving gives us as believers the perfect opportunity to give thanks, allowing us to spend precious time with our family and friends. While it’s an event we celebrate yearly, many forget its faith-based origins. For example, the very first Thanksgiving celebration was a harvest feast hosted by the Plymouth settlers in 1621 as a way of thanking God for His care and provision to them throughout the planting and harvesting season. This means that by celebrating Thanksgiving in modern times, with a hearty meal and surrounded by those we love, we are actually celebrating an event that has its origins in the Christian faith.

Incorporating a New Tradition Into Your Celebration

Every family has individual traditions and routines that make up their special day, this day of thanksgiving. You can improve your Thanksgiving celebration this year by incorporating popular Christian Thanksgiving songs into your holiday routine and once again harken back to the Christian roots of the original event.

Popular Christian Thanksgiving Songs

Perhaps, your favorite part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal is the scrumptious turkey, creamy potatoes or delectable pie. Maybe, your favorite part doesn’t have to do with the meal itself at all. You might instead prefer watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, The National Dog Show or simply being with family or friends whom you don’t often get to see. Whatever your current list of favorites surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday, by adding Thanksgiving Christian songs to the celebration, you can only improve the event and expand upon the joyfulness of the experience. Consider the following contemporary Christian songs for Thanksgiving to get started:

Gratitude - Brandon Lake

This song entitled Gratitude, by Brandon Lake is all about gratitude, making it a great addition to your Thanksgiving celebration. The instrumental underlay of the song is soothing, and it would fit perfectly into the background of your family gathering. Just a few of the lyrics are listed below, showcasing the message of gratitude communicated by this song:

All my words fall short

I got nothing new

How could I express

All my gratitude?


I could sing these songs

As I often do

But every song must end

And You never do


So I throw up my hands

And praise You again and again

‘Cause all that I have is a hallelujah

Hallelujah

And I know it’s not much

But I’ve nothing else fit for a King

Except for a heart singing hallelujah

Hallelujah


Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord


Thank You - Hillsong

The song Thank You by Hillsong is another calming, soothing praise song that would go great in the background of a celebration. The lyrics, which are outlined below, showcase the message of this song. It is one we should always sing, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the entire year. It is a song of thanksgiving that literally says thank you to God for the many things He does in our life:

Thank You for Your kindness

Thank You for Your mercy

Thank You for the cross

Thank You for the price You paid


Thank You for salvation

Thank You for unending grace

Thank You for Your hope

Thank You for this Life You Give


There is no one like You

There is no one like You God

All my hope is in You

Jesus, Jesus


The Table - Jonathan Traylor

What better song than The Table by Jonathan Traylor to listen to while enjoying a holiday feast, gathering around a table filled with loved ones and friends? Of course, the message this song is communicating about a table is the heavenly feast we will all enjoy one day after our lives here are over. Therefore, the song is a great reminder that the best in life is yet to come, and how we are all welcome at the Lord’s table. Consider these lyrics, which go perfectly with a Thanksgiving meal:

Thankful Grateful Blessed Tee

There is a table

Filled with the best food

Can you hear the Father calling?

There’s a seat just for you

At this table

All is forgiven

Trade-in your chains of bondage

For crowns of freedom


All are welcome at the table

There is a place just for you

No condemnation at the table

There is a place for you


Enough - Chris Tomlin

The song Enough by Chris Tomlin is a reminder that ultimately God is all we need. While we have many needs here on earth, such as hunger and thirst, the need for clothing and shelter, etc., God is truly enough. He is all we need and also supplies all our body’s necessary nourishment. The lyrics are listed below in part:

All of You is more than enough for all of me

For every thirst and every need

You satisfy me and Your love

And all I have in You is more than enough


You are my supply

My breath of life

And still more awesome than I know

You are my reward

Worth living for

And still more awesome than I know


Worthy is the Lamb - Hillsong Church

As yet another soothing melodious song, this one Worthy is the Lamb by Hillsong Church is a great addition to a Thanksgiving gathering. The powerful lyrics below reveal the core message of the song:

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

Seated on the throne


Give Thanks - Don Moen

Last but not least on your list of Christian thanksgiving songs is Give Thanks by Don Moen. This beautiful piece communicates a message of great thanks towards God for all that He has done, not just at Thanksgiving, but throughout all time. Some of the lyrics are as follows:

Father, we wanna thank You

For given’ us and gifted Your Son, Jesus

And in return, we wanna give You all that we have

Our hearts, our lives and our thanks


Give thanks with a grateful heart

Give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given

Jesus Christ, His Son


Other Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

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Reviews (2 comments)

  • Diane Marie Smith On

    Beautiful❣️

  • Christi On

    I just thought of a few more songs to add to this list! One is the song that has the lyrics: “All my life, you have been faithful! All my life you have been so,so good! With every breath that I am able, I will sing of the goodness of God!” Also, the songs Come, Ye Thankful People Come, and We Gather Together, as well as Now Thank We All Our God.

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