“Give thanks to the Lord. All the earth, join the song.”
Often the songs that have staying power in churches, as well as hearts, are simple and concise; there is profundity in forthright communication (think about trying to explain grace to a young child). Whether it is a repeated lyric, an especially singable melody, or a well-arranged song, something in the unsophistication causes our people’s hearts to feel welcome and lean in a little more. This song, Give Thanks, is a great example of using few words, and not a lot of time, to inspire gratitude and evoke awe.
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Greg LaFollette is a musician and producer in Nashville,TN. He is the resident artist at a local church plant, Grace Story Church, and serves as their director of arts and liturgy.