Here are 20 ideas for songs perfect for Thanksgiving weekend. We compiled this list by identifying the most-used songs in Proclaim over last Thanksgiving weekend, plus a few more that thematically fit well (covering contentment, gratitude, thankfulness, etc.).
Here are the top 5 from the full list.
This simple song—just one verse and chorus—repeats the refrain “Give thanks” with every line of the verse. It centers our thanksgiving around God’s greatest gift: Jesus Christ, his son.
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology)
This short, classic hymn has been a staple of worship services for centuries. And it’s all the more fitting for Thanksgiving weekend, as it praises God for his blessings over all creation.
This well-known song, based on Psalm 89:1–2, is ideal for Thanksgiving. With the opening line, “Give thanks to the Lord,” it goes on to reflect on reasons why we thank the Lord—most of all, his steadfast love.
Blessed Be Your Name
This song, based on Job’s confession of the Lord’s sovereignty and provision in the midst of great suffering (Job 1:20–21), recognizes that God is worthy of thanks and praise in any season. It would pair nicely with a reading from Job or James 1:17.
How Great Thou Art
Another classic, this hymn reflects on God’s faithfulness in every season and every way—whether it’s in his consistent character (verse 1), provision (chorus), rule over the earth (verse 2), or forgiveness and enduring presence (verse 3).
These are just five options. There are 15 more songs to explore on your way to building the perfect worship music set for Thanksgiving weekend.
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