Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

This is a short worship-chorus style hymn about gratitude.  The words were inspired by a quote from 2 Corinthians.  

It was written by American composer and theologian Henry Smith (b 1952).  It was written in 1978 and first published in 1986.  (ref).

The song has been translated to many languages, published in hymnals used by many different denominations, arranged for various instruments and choir types and covered by a great variety of singers and musicians.

The unnamed tune has a 4/4 time signature.   In the key of G, the first few notes are B AG A F EE.


Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One.  Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.


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Examples

Singer with band, slow-burn version:


Solo singer, professional recording:


Live version by a cover artist with band:


Organ, with congregation in the background:


Instrumental - praise band:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ, his Son.

And now let the weak say,“I am strong!”
Let the poor say,“I am rich
because of what the Lord has done for us!”

We give thanks.
We give thanks.
We give thanks.

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Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ, his Son.

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!”

We give thanks.
We give thanks.
We give thanks.

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