Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

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

This short worship-style hymn about gratitude was written by American composer and theologian Henry Smith (b 1952), inspired by a quote from 2 Corinthians.  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.


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Performed by the composer and his wife, self accompanied on guitar:

Solo singer, professional recording:

Live version by a cover artist with band and piano accompaniment:

Instrumental - praise band:


The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

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