GRACES FOR GUIDES/SCOUTS
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The WAGGGS-L mailing list recently generated a lot of graces in request to a search for graces. I have compiled as many of them as I could and included them here for your reference. I do not know the tunes to some of them, but perhaps you do. Here's hoping you will find something you can use...

Addams Family Grace Alleluia Alleluia, Amen Allelu Almighty God Amazing Grace
Amen (version 1) Amen (version 2) Auld Lang Syne Grace Back Of The Bread Be Present Before The Night
Bless Our Food Bless This Food Bless This House Blessing Hymn Board Is Spread Boom Boom TA RA RA
Cowboys Grace Do Lord Doo Wa Ditty Ditty Do We Ever? Doxology Edelweiss Grace
Everyday Father God Flintstones Grace For Goodness For Health and Strength Forever And A Day
From My Heart Gelobet Girl Scout Grace God Has Created A New Day God Is Great (Version 1) God Is Great (Version 2)
God Is Great, God Is Good God Is So Very Good God Made the Mountains God Our Father God's Word Golden Rule Grace
Good Morning God Grace Gracias, Arigato Gracias Señor Guides, Come and Join Hallelu
Hark To The Chimes Hawaiian Grace He Hears Health And Strength If We All Said A Prayer If We Have Earned The Right
Indian Taps Another Indian/Native Thanks Johnny Appleseed Jubilate Deo Keep Me Let's Join Hands
Let Us Break Bread Together Like The Pearl Lord, God of Power Lovely Treat

ADDAMS FAMILY GRACE

Da-da-da-da (snap fingers twice)
Da-da-da-da (snap fingers twice)
Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da (snap fingers twice)
We thank you for this food, Lord
For mom and dad and me, Lord
We thank you for this food, Lord
To get us through the day
Da-da-da-da (snap fingers twice)
Da-da-da-da (snap fingers twice)
Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da (snap fingers twice)

Version 2

Da-da-da-dum (snap, snap)
Da-da-da-dum (snap, snap)
Da-da-da-dum, Da-da-da-dum,
Da-da-da-dum (snap, snap)
We know that God is great
We know that God is good
We know that we should
Thank Him for our food.

Version 3

Da-da-da-dum (snap, snap)
Da-da-da-dum (snap, snap)
Da-da-da-dum, Da-da-da-dum,
Da-da-da-dum (snap, snap)
We thank You, Lord for giving
The things we need for living
Like food and fun and friendship,
We thank You, Lord, today.


ALLELUIA

Alleluia, alleluia,
Amen, amen.


ALLELUIA, AMEN
(tune: Happy birthday)

Alleluia, Amen
Alleluia, Amen
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Amen


ALLELU
(Christian version)

Allelu, Allelu, Allelu, Allelujah
Praise ye the Lord
Allelu, Allelu, Allelu, Allelujah
Praise ye the Lord
Praise ye the Lord
Allelujah
Praise ye the Lord
Allelujah
Praise ye the Lord
Allelujah
Praise ye the Lord


ALMIGHTY GOD
(Tune: Oh my papa)

Almighty God to me you are so wonderful.
Almighty God to me, you are so good.
None could be more generous.
Almighty God you've always understood.


AMAZING GRACE

Amazing grace how great Thou art,
You meet my every need,
You quench my thirst,
You guard my home,
My soul and body feed.


AMEN

A Amen, A Amen, A amen, Amen, Amen.
HEAR THE LITTLE CHILDREN
A Amen, STANDING AT THIS TABLE, A Amen
ASKING FOR YOUR BLESSING
Amen, Amen!


AMEN

Amen (clap), Amen (clap),
Amen, Amen, Amen, (sing it over),
Amen (clap), Amen (clap), Amen, Amen, Amen


AULD LANG SYNE GRACE

For all the bounty He provides,
Let us give Him thanks and praise.
Let's keep Him always in our hearts
As we live our Girl Scout days.


BACK OF THE BREAD

Back of the bread is the flour,
And back of the flour is the mill,
And back of the mill is the wind and the rain,
And the Father's will.


BE PRESENT

Be present at our table Lord
Be here and everywhere I go
His mercies bless and grant that we
May learn to live and die for Thee.


BEFORE THE NIGHT
(Tune: After the ball)

Before this day is over
Before the night begins
Help me protect the planet
Be one of it's caring friends
I thank you for all your blessings
May I earn the right
To live in harmony with them
Before the night.


BLESS OUR FOOD
(Tune: Edelweiss)

Bless our food, bless our friends
Come oh Lord and sit with us.
Make our talk glow with peace
Come with your love to surround us.
Friendship and peace
may they bloom and grow
bloom and grow forever.
Bless our food, bless our friends,
Bless our dear land forever.


BLESS THIS FOOD
(Tune: Jingle Bells)

Bless this food,
Bless this food,
Bless this very meal.
God you are so good to me,
This is how I feel.


BLESS THIS HOUSE
[Tune: Edelweiss]

Bless this house, bless this bread,
Come oh Lord and sit with us.
May our hearts grow with peace.
Come with your love and surround us.
Friendship and love may they bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Bless our friends, bless us all,
Bless all [ . . . ] Scouts forever.


BLESSING HYMN
(Tune: Edelweiss)

Come dear Lord, be our guest
As we gather together.
May our heart glow with love,
Keep us close to you ever.
Friendship and joy, may they bloom and grow.
Bloom and grow forever,
Bless our homes, bless our friends,
Bless our common endeavors.

Thank you God, for this day,
Bless all those who greet it.
May your love glow with peace,
may your love go forth from us.
Friendship and peace may they bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever.
Bless our friends, bless our work
Bless each of us forever.


BOARD IS SPREAD
(two part round)

[Morning, Noontime, Evening] is here, the board is spread,
Thanks be to God who gives us bread.


BOOM BOOM TA-RA-RA
(Tune: Roll Out The Barrel)

Give thanks for good friends,
We have a barrel of fun.
Give thanks for good food,
We won't waste one single crumb.

Boom Boom Ta-ra-ra!
Sing out a song of good cheer.
Now's the time for us to give thanks,
The food and friendship's here!


COWBOY’S GRACE

Been out on the range
All dusty and tired
Been ridin' and ropin' all day
Around the chuck wagon
We bow down our heads
And sing out the cowboys' grace
Allelujah, Amen Amen
Allelujah, Amen Amen


DO LORD
(Tune: Do Lord)

Do Lord, oh do Lord
Oh do accept from me,
Oh Lordy,
Do Lord, oh do Lord
Oh do accept from me
Oh Lordy,
Do Lord, oh do Lord,
Oh do accept from me
The thanks I give to Thee.


DOO WA DITTY DITTY

Thank you Lord for the food that we recieve
Singing doo wa ditty ditty dum ditty doo
Thanks to Thee for bread and butter and the meat
Singing doo wa ditty ditty dum ditty doo
Looks good (echo: looks good)
Tastes Fine (echo: taste fine)
Looks good, tastes fine
And we praise God for all time!
Singing doo wa ditty ditty dum ditty dooooo.


DO WE EVER?
Tune: Waltzing Matilda

Do we ever stop and pray
For the food we've had today,
Counting all our blessings one by one.
We are privileged to be here
Living out our Promise dear
Let us sing praises to our God.
Praise be to God
Praise be to God
Extending friendships far and near
They will live forever
Though we're not together.
Praise be to God
For our blessings here

. The first half is sung to the verse tune and the second to the chorus tune.


DOXOLOGY

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Amen


EDELWEISS GRACE
Tune: Edelweiss

Bless our friends, bless our food,
Come, oh, Lord and be with us.
May our words glow with peace,
May your love surround us.
Friendship and love, may it bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow, forever.
Bless our friends, bless our food,
Come, oh, Lord and be with us.


EVERYDAY
(Tune: Camp town races)

Thank you God for all you do
Ale-luya
Thank you God for all you do
Every single day.


FATHER GOD
Tune: Edelweiss

Father God, Father God,
For thy blessings we thank Thee,
Telling us of Thy Grace
And Thy goodness towards us.
Grant that our service may be of use
In our life's endeavour,
Father God, Father God,
Bless us now and forever.


FLINTSTONES GRACE
Tune: Flintstones Theme Song

God is--great--and God is--good
And let us thank Him for our food.
God is--great--and God is--good
And let us thank Him for our food.
Amen. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-men.
Amen. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-men.
God is--great--and God is--good
And let us thank Him for our...
We'll thank Him for our...
We'll thank Him for our food!


FOR GOODNESS
(Tune: She'll be coming 'round the mountain)

Let us all thank God for goodness at this meal, (at this meal)
Let us all thank God for goodness at this meal, (at this meal)
Let us all thank God for goodness,
Let us all thank God for goodness,
Let us all thank God for goodness at this meal.

OTHER PHRASES:
We will honor God with goodness every day.

We will stand and shout His praises, Yeah God!


FOR HEALTH AND STRENGTH

For health and strength
And daily bread
We praise Thy name oh Lord.


FOREVER AND A DAY
(Tune: My hat it has 3 corners)

My Lord God almighty,
Bless us here today
Grant that we will be worthy
Forever and a day.


FROM MY HEART
(Tune: Heart and Soul)

I give God thanks and praise.
From my heart for all these happy days.
Thankful for all the gifts I hold (long pause)
Thanks from my heart and soul!


GELOBET

Gelobet sei
Gelobet sei
der herr mein Gott.
Gelobet sei
Gelobet sei
der herr mein Gott.
Gelobet, Gelobet, Gelobet sei.
derr mein Gott.
(translation: Praised be the Lord, my God.)


GIRL SCOUT GRACE
(Tune: Turkey in the straw)

Oh, I am a (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior) Girl Scout
So I say Grace when I eat.
Whether it's a full meal or a tasty little treat.
I can sing it, I can say it or sign it silently.
My grace is a thank you to God from me!
Please bless this good food and me!


GOD HAS CREATED A NEW DAY

God has created a new day
Silver and green and gold.
Live that the sunset may find us
Worthy his gift to hold.


GOD IS GREAT
( tune: Rock Around the Clock)

God is great, God is good
Let us thank Him for our food
We're gonna thank Him morning, noon and night
We're gonna thank Him 'cuz He's outta sight
Amen, amen, amen, amen....do do do! Yeah!

Alternate ending:
Amen ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch Amen


GOD IS GREAT
(Tune: London Bridge)

God is great and God is good
God is good, God is good
Let us thank him for this food
Alleluya!


GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS GOOD
[Tune: Michael Row the Boat]

God is great, God is good, Alleluia
Let us thank him for our food, Alleluia.
By His hand we all are fed, Alleluia
Thank you Lord, for daily bread, Alleluia.


GOD IS SO VERY GOOD
(Tune: Animal Crackers)

Fruit from the tree, and from the vine.
Bread from the oven, tastes divine.
Gosh, oh gee but I have fun,
Counting my blessings one by one.

God is so very good to me,
Sends me strength and energy,
Thank you God eternally.


GOD MADE THE MOUNTAINS
(Tune: I love the mountains)

God made the mountains,
God made the rolling hills,
God made the flowers,
God made the daffodils,
God made the field of wheat,
For all the bread we eat,
Alleluya, alleluya, alleluya, alleluya
(repeat and fade out.)


GOD, OUR FATHER
[Tune: Frere Jacques]

God our Father, God our Father.
Once again, once again,
Thank you for our blessings, thank you for our blessings.
A-amen, a-amen.

Variation of third line: "We would ask thy blessing . . . ."


GOD'S WORD
(Tune: Morning has broken)

God's word is spoken,
Goodness surrounds me.
My word unbroken,
He sees my soul.
I praise Him with music,
I praise Him with laughter,
And 'til the hereafter,
I'll thank Him each day!


GOLDEN RULE GRACE
(Tune: Ol' Texas... echo each line.)

I'm goin' to break
This bread with friends
Pray I please God
Before this day ends.

I'll try my best
To live this day
By the Golden Rule
Each and every way!


GOOD MORNING GOD
(Tune: Morning is here)

Good morning God, this is your day
I am your child, show me the way.


GRACE
(Tune: Sing a rainbow)

Red, and orange, and pink, and green,
Purple, and yellow, and blue.
We thank God for rainbows,
And good friends,
And good food too!


GRACIAS, ARIGATO
(Tune: Las Chipanecas)

Gracias, arigato, merci beaucoup (clap clap)
Gracias, arigato, merci beaucoup (clap clap)
Spanish, Japanese, French words too
I can say Thank you to God (clap clap)


GRACIAS SENOR

Allelu, allelu, allelu, alleluia.
Gracias senor
Allelu, allelu, allelu, alleluia.
Gracias senor
Gracias senor alleluia
Gracias senor alleluia
Gracias senor alleluia
Gracias senor.


GUIDES, COME AND JOIN
(Tune: Kookaburra)

Guides, come and join in a grace with me
Thanking God for all to see
Praise Him, O Praise Him
In humility


HALLELU
(Hebrew version)

Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah
Hodu lashem
("Ho" as in "hoe", "du" as in "do", "la" as in "tra la", and "shem" to rhyme with "hem")
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah
Hodu lashem
Hodu lashem, Hallelujah
Hodu lashem, Hallelujah
Hodu lashem, Hallelujah
Hodu lashem<


HARK TO THE CHIMES

Hark to the chimes
Come bow your head.
We thank thee God
For this good bread.


HAWAIIAN GRACE
(Tune: Aloha Oy)

Aloha to God above
Aloha a word that means
I love you.
Mahalo too means
I thank you.
Mahalo aloha to God.
(Ma/ha/low)


HE HEARS
(Tune: On top of old smokey)

My God is so great, and I am so small,
But it doesn't matter, he hears when I call!
He hears when I whisper, he hears when I shout.
He hears my "thank you", 'cause I'm a Girl Scout.


HEALTH AND STRENGTH

For health and strength and daily bread
We praise thy name, Oh Lord.

Within this camp and all our days
Thy presence we adore.

We praise Thy name. We praise Thy name.
We praise Thy name O Lord.


IF WE ALL SAID A PRAYER

If we all said a prayer for each other every day,
what a wonderful world this would be.

I ask God to Bless you, and keep you every day,
will you please say the same prayer for me.

(or replace "will you" for "wouldn't you")


IF WE HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT

If we have earned the right to eat this bread
Happy indeed are we.
But if unmerited Thou gives to us
May we more thankful be.


INDIAN TAPS

Day is done (raise hands up)
Gone the sun (lower hands)
From the lakes (arms stretch in front of you)
From the hills (arms stretch upward and diagonal, like a hill)
From the sky (arms reach up to sky)
All is well (arms in front, bend at elbow toward you)
Safely rest (arms together cross in front of body--like folding your arms in front of you)
God is nigh. (bow head on your crossed arms.)


ANOTHER “INDIAN/NATIVE” THANKS

The eagle give thanks for the mountians.
(arms like wings, then become mountain peaks)
The fish give thanks for the sea.
(hands together like swimming fish, then wave motion)
We give thanks for our blessings,
(arms raised in front like receiving something being passed down from a height)
And for what we're about to receive.
(arms lowering, hands like they are holding something)


JOHNNY APPLESEED

The Lord is good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need
The sun and rain and the appleseed.
The Lord is good to me.

And every seed that grows
Will grow into a tree,
And one day soon there'll be apples there,
For everyone in the world to share.
The Lord is good to me.

Oh, here I am 'neath the blue, blue sky
Doing as I please.
Singing with my feathered friends
A song that seems to never end,
Humming with the bees.

I wake up every day,
As happy as can be,
Because I know that with His care
My apple trees, they will still be there.
The Lord's been good to me.


JUBILATE DEO

Jubilate Deo,
Jubilate Deo,
Alleluia.


KEEP ME
(Tune: Tammy)

Eternal Spirit, Please hear my prayer.
Keep me, keep me In your tender care.
Bless all the children, By day and by night.
Keep me, keep me In your guiding light.


LET'S JOIN HANDS
(Tune: Mary had a little lamb)

Let's join hands and give our thanks,
Give our thanks, give our thanks,
Let's join hands and give our thanks,
Give our thanks to God.


LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER
Let us break bread together on our knees
Let us break bread together on our knees
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
Oh, Lord have mercy on me.


LIKE THE PEARL
(Tune: Pearly shells. echo each. line)

Like the pearl
In the ocean
Made by God
From a grain of sand.
Like the pearl
May God's blessings surround me.
Make a pearl
From this little grain of sand.


LORD, GOD OF POWER
(Tune: Down by the station)

Lord, God of power,
Guide me every hour
Please bless this food
We're about to eat.


LOVELY TREAT
(This old man)

Bread and jam, Bread and jam,
I am grateful, yes I am
I thank God kindly for the food I eat.
Thank Him for this lovely treat.

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