Songs of Thanksgiving: a short guide

GiveThanksSometimes the special seasons of church life can also be the most frustrating to plan for both a challenge & a blessing. Church attendance surges, but you don’t want to rehash the same set from last year, and the year before… and the year before that.

Well, Thanksgiving is almost upon us, & I have a few song suggestions, all of which are doctrinally rich, melodically memorable, work in multiple styles (lead them as ballads on a piano with a choir, or rock them out with a band) & sure to be a “win” with your congregations.

One song I’ve been leading for a few years now that is always a “hit” is “Look & See” (Download Chart) by Michael Bleecker & Ross King. It’s a near perfect song of gratitude for what God has done for us. I’ve said plenty about the song before in previous blogs, so here’s a live mix of me leading it at a night of worship not too long ago. This one is a no-brainer.

 “You brought me back to Life” – Citizens & Saints: At 1st UMC Brunswick‘s ENCOUNTER contemporary service “Made Alive” (also by Citizens & Saints) is like our theme song – it’s core to who we are. “You brought me back to Life” is their latest – a modern, energetic, joyous song of praise. I can’t wait to add it to our repertoire very soon! Chords available HERE.

I have long been a fan of Unhindered . One of their most beautiful songs – perfect for a Thanksgiving theme – is “You are Good”. A lovely ballad that works in almost any environment – a simple to sing, passionate heart-cry of pure praise. Chords available HERE.

So, there you have it – a few great new songs for your Thanksgiving Holiday worship planning. Comment below if you choose to use – or are already using – any of these, & let me know how your church responds!

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