Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5.16-18)
Continuing a tradition begun last year, Straight-Friendly celebrates Thanksgiving in song—with an emphasis on giving thanks when we may not feel like it, when true gratitude may set us apart, and when the complexity of life frays our connection to thankfulness as an act of faith.
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances. This is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
“Take a Little Time,” Andraé Crouch
“Now Thank We All Our God,” Lincoln Minister School Chamber Choir
“Gratitude,” Nichole Nordeman
“In Everything (Give Him Thanks),” The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
“Jubilate Deo,” The University of Utah Singers
(Rather than translate “Jubilate Deo,” I’ll let these charming you fellows do it.)
“Thanksgiving Song,” Mary Chapin Carpenter
“For All You’ve Done,” Hillsong
“Simple Gifts,” Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss
Prayer of Thanks, Rabbi Lazer Brody
“Be Grateful,” John Legend & Roots, featuring Jennifer Hudson
Always, and ever, I thank God for all of you!