FYI, I mainly do the 30 Days of Thanksgiving for myself. I need to be reminded to give thanks. Every day. Almost every hour! Even during this six-week Thanksgiving period (between Canadian and American Thanksgiving). You’d think since I’m concentrating so much on this that I would stop complaining and give thanks in all things. Today I’m sharing with you how I use Thanksgiving songs to help me keep my focus.
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A few years ago, Bikeman and I both had a “bad” day. (Remember my post on giving thanks for the “bad stuff”?) I wish I could tell you that I didn’t complain about it. But I can’t.
It happened to be a Monday… choir day. So we went to choir rehearsal, spent time with our brothers and sisters in Christ, and sang songs that praised and thanked God for what He has done and who He is.
I don’t think you can complain and thank God at the same time. Singing worked for us. The things that made our day “bad” didn’t seem so important anymore. Not when we compare it to our purpose in life. “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.” (Westminster Shorter Catachism)
I’m starting to think that maybe I should change the 30 Days of Thanksgiving to the 365 Days of Thanksgiving!
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Two: Reading Scriptures About Singing
I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Psalm 7:17 NASB
Three: Reading the Words to Hymns
I have to admit that I don’t know what some of these old ones sound like. I’ve found them in our old hymnal collection. I just read the words and sometimes copy them into my journal. As I find them I’ll add them to my YouTube list. (BTW, not all these are hymns.)
- Come Ye Thankful People Come
- Count Your Blessings
- Now Thank We All Our God
- We Gather Together
- We Plow the Fields (1956 Baptist Hymnal #493)
- Thanksgiving Hymn (#494)
- For All the Blessings of the Year (#495)
- Anniversary Hymn (#500)
- For The Beauty Of The Earth
- Have No Fear, Little Flock (1975 Baptist Hymnal, #224)
- How Gracious Are Thy Mercies, Lord (#230)
- Sing to the Lord of Harvest (#232)
- We Thank Thee That Thy Mandate (#410)
- All Praise to You, My God, This Night (1991 Baptist Hymnal, #449)
- As Men of Old Their First Fruits Brought (#639)
- Because I Have Been Given Much (#605)
- For the Fruit of All Creation (#643)
- Let All Things Now Living (#640)
- Praise and Thanksgiving (#645)
- My Tribute (#153)
- Praise Him! Praise Him! (#227)
- The Lord Is Good To Me
- You Are Good
- O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness
- Thank You My Lord
- Jesus Thank You
- Thanksgiving Song
- Count our Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
- Over the River
Four: Listening to Thanksgiving Songs
Today your homework is to make a playlist of your favorite Thanksgiving songs. You can do this on YouTube for free. Or you can do it on Amazon Music, Spotify, or any of the other music platforms there are out there. This is soooooo much easier than when I started the 30DoT!!!
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Hope you enjoyed these. Let me know what your favorite Thanksgiving songs are!
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim