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Give Thanks

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Author: Henry Smith

Henry Smith must have seen life this way: God’s side of the equation outweighs whatever is on the opposite side. At least, that’s what the words he wrote indicate. God is the ‘all’ of existence, so that I am called to ‘give thanks’ six times in the song’s opening words. When I’m done here on planet Earth, all that will matter is what lies ahead – in God’s presence. That must have been alluring for Henry Smith, who was struggling to find steady work, despite having just earned his college degree. When he says ‘the poor’ are rich in “Give Thanks”, that’s an echo from his difficulty in finding work. His eyesight was also failing because of a degenerative condition that would eventually leave him legally blind, cer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give thanks with a grateful heart
Title: Give Thanks
Author: Henry Smith
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Give thanks with a grateful heart
Copyright: Copyright 1970 by Integrity's Hosanna! Music.



Instances (1 - 38 of 38)

Ancient and Modern #639

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #219

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #576

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #373

Chalice Hymnal #528

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #352

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #180

Community of Christ Sings #134

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #202

Complete Mission Praise #170

CPWI Hymnal #845

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Glory to God #647

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #282

Hymns for Worship #44

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #180

Hymns of Promise #58


Lift Up Your Hearts #358

Lutheran Service Book #806

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #83

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #923

Rejoice Hymns #560

Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #266

Santo, Santo, Santo #489

Scripture Song Database #1105

Sing Glory #108

Sing the Faith #2036


Sing! A New Creation #216

Singing the Faith #78

Songs of Fellowship #124

The Celebration Hymnal #170

The Covenant Hymnal #74


The Faith We Sing #2036

The Worshiping Church #496

This Far By Faith #292

Together in Song #717

Worship and Rejoice #359

Zion still Sings #127

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #247

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