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Sandi Patty’s 10 Songs That Inspire Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Music has always been a huge part of my life. In a lot of ways, music was the love language of our family. I was blessed with parents that let us (me and my two brothers Mike and Craig) listen to a wide variety of music. Consequently, I grew up with a love of the Beatles and Beethoven. Broadway and Bach. Throughout the years, though, there have been those “anchor” songs—those songs that helped me express what was happening in my life. Music and songs became my voice. 

Here are 10 songs that inspire gratitude and thanksgiving in me:


1. Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Simon and Garfunkel 1970s).

I love this song so much. I love the simplicity of the accompaniment.  I think this song was the first time that, for me, the gentle music reflected the gentle lyrics. After high school football games, a group of friends and I would end up at this little pizza parlor close to our school. They had a little duo band that played—one guy played…