One of the most important virtues that Believers should have is gratitude.  Giving thanks is not a “fruit of the Spirit” – it’s not something that naturally develops.  It always has and always will be a conscientious response to life.  Remember the 10 lepers that Jesus healed?  90% of them didn’t bother to respond with gratitude.  We believe that gratitude changes our plans, adjusts our perspectives, and postures our lives in a way that is aligned with humility, graciousness, and joy.  Music is a great way to guide our thoughts and emotions toward thankfulness, and we hope that these faith-infused songs will “overflow with thanks to God.” (2 Cor. 9:12 TLB)


I’m thrilled to add 20% more songs in our 2023 update… most of which are songs released in the last year! When I think back to the mid-90s, there weren’t too many songs rooted in giving thanks – outside the cliche go-tos of Ray Boltz’s “Thank You for Giving to the Lord” or a dozen variations of the song “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart.”  Today (thankfully) there is a DEEP WELL of gratitude songs… as exampled by this Thanksgiving Playlist.  These songs intentionally do not include any overplayed CCM hits, and represent a variety of styles, tempos, genres, and racial diversity. Best of all, for the first time, we are leaving this Thanksgiving Playlist up YEAR ROUND… and we’ll occasionally add new songs too [so make sure to FOLLOW]. — Dave


Thanksgiving Songs of Faith Playlist

(Updated Nov. 2023)

Things I’m Thankful For – JJ Heller
Gratitude – Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
G.O.O.D. – Anthony Hall (ft. Zacardi Cortez & Cory Henry)
I’m So Blessed [REMIX] – CAIN
That Thank You Song! – Citizen Way
For the Beauty of the Earth – Karin Simmons
Psalm 100 – The Corner Room
So Good – DOE
Thanks Giver – Crowder
Give Thanks – Anchor Hymns
Thank You – Ben Rector
For the Gift of Life on Waking – Resound Worship
Jesus, Thank You – Katy Nichole
The Goodness – Tobymac (ft. Blessing Offor)
The Answer is Yes – Matt Maher
Million Little Miracles – Maverick City Music & Elevation Worship
Lilies & Sparrows – Jess Ray
Ursa Major – Sufjan Stevens
We Will Remember – Christopher Williams
I’ve Got A Reason – Nashville Life Music (ft. Chaunda Jefferson)
He is Good – JUDAH (ft. John Van Deusen)
The Thanksgiving Song – Ben Rector
Spirit Resurrect – Josh White & Josh Garrels
Count Your Blessings – JJ Heller
Good to Me – Russ Mohr (ft. Sho Baraka)
Don’t You Want to Thank Someone – Andrew Peterson
A Thousand Thank Yous – Sarah Kroger
Make it Work – Stephen McWhirter & Jason Clayborn
Good God – Mission House
Oh Give Thanks (Psalm 107) – Wendell Kimbrough
What I Thought I Wanted – Sara Groves
This Good Day [LIVE] – Fernando Ortega
Thank You – Melanie Penn
The Well Digger – Geoff Moore
Counting Every Blessing [Uke version] – Rend Collective
Psalm 118 – Mona Reeves
Thanks Be To God – Jon Foreman
This is the Day [LIVE] – Tim Timmons
Come Thou Fount – LOVKN
Grateful for Your Love – Ellie Holcomb
Sing a Song – Nashville Life Music
Hallelujah For Every Broken Heart – Crowder
Thank You – Ginny Owens
Goodness of God [LIVE] – The Worship Initiative (ft. Bethany Barnard)
Redeemed – Christopher Williams
Give Thanks – Zach Winters
Into the Harbor – Sandra McCracken
Thank You for Everything – Jason Gray
How Could I Ask for More – Cindy Morgan (ft. Andrew Peterson)
Psalm 30 – Poor Bishop Hooper
Give Thanks for a Broken Heart – Martin Smith
Thankful [LIVE] – Jonny Lang (ft. Jason Eskridge)
God of Immeasurable Might – Resound Worship
How To Be Thankful – Tanya Godsey
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Sufjan Stevens
Amen – Dave Barnes
For the Beauty of the Earth – Sara Groves
Thanksgiving Hymn – Allen Levi