Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thank You Lord (I Just Want To Thank You Lord) Examples & Lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post is Part III of a four part series of religious songs of thanks. [Revised 5/19/2013].

This post features five arrangements of the Gospel song "Thank You Lord (also known as "I Just Want To Thank You Lord").

Part I of this series features the song "Thank You Jesus (for my journey)". Click for that post.

Part II of this series features a 1949 sound file & transcription of the Blues sounding Gospel song "I Thank You Jesus (Sure 'Nough I Do) by Marie Knight. Click for that post.

Part IV of this series features the song "Thank You Lord (for all you've done for me). Click for that post.

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Thank you Lord
Thank you Lord
Thank you Lo-or-ord
(And) I just want to thank You, Lord.

You been so good
You been so good
You been so go-o -od.
(And) I just want to thank You, Lord.

You saved my soul
Saved my soul.
Saved my so-ou-ol
(And) I just want to thank You, Lord.

Thank you Lord
Thank you Lord
Thank you Lo-or-ord
(And) I just want to thank You, Lord.
This is my transcription from the video given as Example #2 of this post. This transcription focuses on the standard words to this song. As such it is given without the lead singer’s elaborations. However, I included the words that sung by the lead singer as an addition to the standard words of this song. That performance information is introduced in italics. Words that I'm not certain about are given in brackets.

Renditions of this song are often performed without the Lead singer's verse that is given above.

There are several song with this same title. I don't know who composed this particular "Thank You Lord" (I Just Want To Thank You Lord" song or when it was composed. If you have information about this song, please share it in this post's comment section. Thanks in advance!

(These examples are placed in chronological order based on the date of their posting on YouTube.)

Example #1: John Redmon - Thank You Lord (Story of the Shunamite Woman)

reachingrecords, Uploaded on Aug 8, 2009

from John Redmon's Maxi CD Single release "Thank You Lord (The Story of The Shunamite Woman". Album and tracks available for download at


TheBishopjeremiah,Uploaded on Oct 12, 2009
Here's my transcription of the verse that the Lead singer sings while the rest of the choir hums:

Lead singer: Lemme tell you how good God is y’all.
I remember
when I didn’t have
I didn’t have no money in my pocket, no.
That’s when I went down, down on my bended knees.
And I called on Jesus.
I said “Lord, You know, You know just what I need”.
From that day on I didn’t have to beg or plead.
Jesus came in and [He picked me up]

Example #3: Paul Williams - I Just Want To Thank You

humbleisdaway, Uploaded on Dec 23, 2011

paul leading songs at the dellcrest church of christ in san antonio texas.
Other verses for this song in the same pattern given in Example #1:
You gave us one more day...

You worked it out...

Praise your name...

Example #4: Thank You Lord (by John Redmon)

01Iamme01, Published on Jun 13, 2012

This is me singing Thank You Lord by John Redmon! I love this song soo much! It compels me to worship God & thank Him for everything. Even though I'm not where I want to be in life, I'm just thankful to be alive, & I'm mega thankful for God bringing me through every trial that I've been through in my life! ..lemme stop before I start preachin.. Comment & Rate, ..please!! God bless you & I hope this ministers to you like it ministered to me. By the way, I got the music/keyboarding in the background by someone here on youtube called "Bossbabers" && the I Just Want to Thank You Lord [Live]
Click for a video of "Bossbabers" && the I Just Want to Thank You Lord [Live]

Example #5: Le'Andria Johnson - "I Just Want To Thank You Lord"/V.Michael McKay Release 06.08.12

TeamLeAndria,Published on Jul 9, 2012

Le'Andria's CDs "The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson" & "The Evolution of Le'Andria Johnson" ...both available online & in stores EVERYWHERE!!!! GET YOURS NOW!!!!

Contact information for this vocalist is found in her summary statement at

Thanks to the composer/s of this Gospel song. Thanks also to the vocalists who are featured in these examples and thanks to the publishers on YouTube of these examples.

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  1. Woke up with this song on my heart this morning. All the renditions have been a blessing.I really want to thank the Lord for all his benefits.

  2. I have always loved this song, but wanted to make sure I remembered all the words. We are having a service where we get to share our favorite song and why we love it.

    1. Thanks for your comment Linda Lance.

      The service that you referred to sounds wonderful.

      Best wishes!