GIVE THANKS (Smith)

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Title: GIVE THANKS (Smith)
Composer: Henry Smith (1978)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 33212 75217 67537
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1978, Integrity's Hosanna! Music

Texts

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ, his
Son. (Repeat)
And now let the weak say,“We are strong!”
Let the poor say,“We are rich
because of what the Lord has done for us!” (Repeat)
Give thanks.
Give thanks.

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Arrangements

Piano Solo

  • None Like You!: Contemporary Songs of Praise for Piano Solo
    Composer/Editor Lloyd A. Larson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2012) pp. 28
  • The Very Best of Lord, Be Glorified: Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2011) pp. 26
  • Sunday Solos for Piano: Preludes, Offertories & Postludes

    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2006) pp. 46
  • Big Silver Book of Wedding Piano Solos
    Composer/Editors Ken Barker; Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bill Wolaver
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2004) pp. 52
  • A Month of Sundays: Thanksgiving and Praise: Preludes, Offertories and Postludes for Four Services
    Composer/Editor Jan Sanborn
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 19
  • Keys for Blended Worship Volume 2: Creative Ideas for Today's Church Pianist Combining Traditional Hymns & Contemporary Praise Songs
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bruce Greer; Kurt Kaiser; Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2003) pp. 22
  • Open the Eyes of My Heart: Contemporary Praise and Worship Songs Arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editors Fred Bock; Mark Hayes
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (2003) pp. 20
  • A Solo A Sunday: 52 'No Practice Required' Piano Solo . . . For the Entire Church Year!
    Composer/Editors Ken Barker; Bernadine W. Johnson
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2002) pp. 70
  • Forever Grateful
    Composer/Editor Richard Huggins
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (2002) pp. 6
  • Richard Kingsmore: The Journey
    Composer/Editor Richard Kingsmore
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (2002) pp. 30
  • Sunday Morning Blend: 25 Solo Keyboard Medleys for Contemporary Worship Volume 2: Hymns plus Praise & Worship Songs Includes Chord Symbols
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2002) pp. 84
  • The Essential Collection for the Church Pianist: 55 Timeless Favorites & Contemporary Classics
    Composer/Editors Jane Holstein; Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2002) pp. 161
  • Big Purple Book of Praise & Worship Piano Solos
    Composer/Editors Ken Barker; Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bill Wolaver
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2001) pp. 34
  • Overtures of Praise: Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000) pp. 32
  • Shout to the Lord!: 14 Praise Songs Arranged by Phillip Keveren
    Composer/Editor Phillip Keveren
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2000) pp. 12
  • Songs for the Soul - Music that Ministers: 11 Worship Medleys for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Jim Hammerly
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2000) pp. 9
  • Big Blue Book of Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 66
  • Worthy: Meditations on the Lamb of God
    Composer/Editor Jay Rouse
    Published By: Integrity Music, Inc. (1999) pp. 24
  • All the Best for Piano: A Treasury of Hymns, Gospel Songs, and Praise & Worship Favorites
    Composer/Editor Roger House
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 4
  • Lord, Be Glorified Piano Solo Keepsake Edition: Featuring Classics from Volumes 1, 2 & 3
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1998) pp. 197
  • Piano Praise & Worship: 23 Favorites Arranged by Carl Seal
    Composer/Editor Carl Seal
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1997) pp. 3
  • The Anthony Burger Collection: Arrangements for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Gaither Music Company (1997) pp. 21
  • Heart to Heart: 17 Favorite Songs & Hymns of Worship
    Composer/Editor Roger House
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1996) pp. 2
  • Praise Sunny Side Up: Energetic Arrangements for the Sunday Morning Pianist
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1996) pp. 20
  • Instrument of Worship Volume Two: 20 Praise Medleys for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1995) pp. 6
  • Piano Praise & Worship: Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes Creative Piano Settings by Fred Bock
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1993) pp. 34
  • Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1992) pp. 8
  • Composer/Editor John F. Wilson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1992) pp. 14
  • Bock's Best Volume IV: 50 Outstanding Piano Arrangements of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1991) pp. 56
  • Lord, Be Glorified Volume I: The Music of Praise and Worship
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1990) pp. 37

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Majestic Praise: Praise & Worship Favorites for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editors Mary McDonald; Larry Shackley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 23
  • Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1999) pp. 19
  • Seasonal Duets for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editors Ron Sprunger; Linda Sprunger
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1999) pp. 45
  • Bock to Bock: Organ/Piano Duets Book 5: A Collection of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1992) pp. 10

Organ Solo

  • PedalPoint Volume 39 Number 1 October November December 2018: The Magazine for Church Pianist and Organists
    Composer/Editor Keith Christopher
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2018) pp. 6
  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 6 Autumn Festivals: 37 Original Pieces on hymns for World Communion, Reformation / The Church, Harvest, All Saints, All Souls, Remembrance, Christ the King, and Thanksgiving
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell; James Biery
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2016) pp. 42
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Four Tunes FG: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Jonathan Kohrs
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2013) pp. 97
  • Songs of Praise: Organ Settings by Douglas E. Wagner
    Composer/Editor Douglas E. Wagner
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2004) pp. 20
  • Worship Songs for Organ: 50 Favorites Arranged by Simon Lesley
    Composer/Editor Simon Lesley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2002) pp. 15
  • Songs of Praise: Easy Praise and Worship Music for Organ
    Composer/Editor Joanne Brown LeDoux
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (2000) pp. 22
  • Glory, Honor & Praises: Contemporary Service Music for Organ
    Composer/Editor Keith Christopher
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1995) pp. 10
  • Unending Praise: A Fabric of Contemporary Favorites Arranged for Organ
    Composer/Editor Tim Doran
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1993) pp. 25

Voices: Keyboard and Two Voices

  • Duets for All Seasons: 24 Selections for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Communion, Patriotic, Missions Emphasis
    Composer/Editor Tom Fettke
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1998) pp. 25

Instruments: Flute and Piano

  • Flute Stylings III
    Composer/Editor Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2008) pp. 31

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • The Best Praise & Worship Songs Ever: Praise Worship
    Composer/Editor Henry Smith
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2004) pp. 87
  • Songs 4 Worship: 66 of the Greatest Praise & Worship Songs of All Time

    Published By: Integrity Incorporated (2001) pp. 60

Instruments: Piano and Keyboard Duets

  • Synth Praise II: Duets for Synthesizer and Piano
    Composer/Editor Larry Shackley
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1999) pp. 2

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