MORE 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...

May May God Bless May It Be Your Will Merci Beaucoup Mountain Meadows Grace My God
Namaste Native American Grace 'Neath These Tall Green Trees Orchard and Ocean Peace Is Rock You Grace
Sailor's Grace Sangam Grace Scottish or Selkirk Grace Scout Benediction Seed Grace Sign Grace
Someone Spirit Eternal Superman Grace T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U, Thank You, Lord Ten Big Thank Yous to God Thank The Lord
Thank Thee Thank Thee Heavenly Father Thank You For The Food We Eat Thank You For The World So Sweet Thank You God Thank You Lord
Thank You, Thank You Lord Thanks Be To God Thanks To God The Real Thing Time To Eat Today
Wayfarer's Grace We Gather We Gather Together We Give Thanks We Know, We Know World Hunger Grace
Zip A Dee Do Dah

MAY
(Tune: When Irish eyes are smiling)

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be at your back,
May good friends be there to greet you
And your table never lack.

May your life be filled with laughter,
And your heart be filled with song.
May God shine His light upon you,
As you live your whole life long.


MAY GOD BLESS
(Tune:Oh dear what can the matter be.)

May God bless the girls at this meeting
May God bless the food we are eating
May God bless the ones who are leading
May God bless Girl Scouts everywhere.


MAY IT BE YOUR WILL
(Tune: Down in the Valley)

Birds in their nest wait to be fed,
Some little children wait for their bread.
If parents can't feed them,
Lord, then who will?
I pray to heaven
You'll give them their fill.

(Chorus)
May it be your will, Lord.
May it be your will.
Thank you for my gifts
May it be your will!


MERCI BEAUCOUP
(Tune: Alluetta)

Merci Beaucoup Lord
God almighty.
Merci Beaucoup
Thank you very much.

Chorus:
Merci beaucoup
Merci beaucoup
Thanks to you
Thanks to you
oh, oh, oh


MOUNTAIN MEADOWS GRACE
(Mountain Meadows is a resident camp in California)

We thank the Lord for the food we eat,
For camping fun and the friends we meet,
For the rushing streams and the calm cool breeze,
For lovely meadows and tall green trees.


MY GOD
(Tune: My Guy)

Before every meal- I show how I feel To my God,
There's nothing you can bet, that'll make Me forget-To thank-My God
I gave my Girl Scout word of Honor to serve my God-and I'm gonna
So I'm telling' it came from the start The praise comes from my heart to my God!!
What you say?
My God! Who?
(softer) My God! Yeah!!


NAMASTE
(The More We Get Together)

Namaste means thank you.
Means thank you, means thank you.
Namaste means thank you.
Namaste my Lord.
For good food and good friends,
And feelings that don't end.
Namaste means thank you.
Namaste my Lord. (na/ma/stay)


NATIVE AMERICAN GRACE

May the God above (arms reach high)
As in the future (arms in front of you)
As in the past (arms behind you)
Bring to our hearts (hands crossed over your heart)
Much (roll hands) Love! (pound fists on top of one another 2x)


‘NEATH THESE TALL GREEN TREES

‘Neath these tall green trees we stand
Asking blessings from Thy hand
Thanks we give to thee above
For Thy help and strength and love.


ORCHARD AND OCEAN
(Tune: Tell me why)

Orchard and ocean
Farm and field
We thank our maker
For all they yield.
For earth and water
For flower and seed
We thank you God
In thought, word and deed.


PEACE IS!

Peace is the bread we break;
Love is a river rolling.
Life is the chance we take
When we make this world our home.
Gonna make this world our home.


ROCK YOU GRACE
Tune: We Will Rock You

Heavenly Father, Lord and King,
You provide us with everything.
We've got Food on our plate,
Tastin' great.
Thank you for the food we already ate.
Singing thank you Father, thank you!
Thank you Father, thank you!


SAILOR’S GRACE

Oh God the Giver, take the thanks we give,
For life and for the food by which we live,
Thinking of those who carry it by sea,
Upon our sailors may Thy blessing be.


SANGAM GRACE

Bless this house
Bless this food
Help us use it
For thy good


SCOTTISH GRACE or SELKIRK GRACE
Tune: Auld Lang Syne

O some hae meat and canna eat,
And some hae nae that want it.
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord we thank-ed.


SCOUT BENEDICTION

May the Great Master
Of all good Scouts
Be with us
Until we meet again

May we run the race
At the Great Scout pace
Up the trail
That leads to Him."


SEED GRACE
(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)

The seed goes in the ground,
The seed goes in the ground,
The sun, the rain will make the grain,
The seed goes in the ground.

The grain goes to the mill,
The grain goes to the mill,
God's wind and power make the flour.
The grain goes to the mill.

The flour makes the bread,
The flour makes the bread.
God keeps us fed, God keeps us fed.
That's how God's love is spread!

For all these happy days.
For all these happy days.
Thanks for all the gifts I hold (long pause)
Thanks from my heart and soul!


SIGN GRACE

God is good to me,
God is good to me,
He holds my hand,
He helps me stand,
God is good to me.

God is good to me,
God is good to me,
Although I'm small,
He hears me call,
God is good to me.

Motions:
God---elbows at waist, arms and hands parallel to floor, fingers in a flat,thumbs up.
is good---turns fists up and roll fingers our, palms up.
he holds my hand---clasp hands chest high.
he helps me stand---extend one arm waist high, palm down.
although I'm small---same as "standing" motions, except arm and hand are lowerthan waist.
he hears my call---cup one hand around an ear.


SOMEONE
(Tune: Tavern in the Town)

There is someone who thinks of me (thinks of me)
And makes me happy as can be (as can be)
A-a-and gives me bread,
A place to rest my head,
The joy of friends and family!
(spoken) Thank you, Lord!


SPIRIT ETERNAL
(tune: Pop goes the weasel)

God almighty, Father of all
God the Spirit Eternal
Bless us each, one and all
Spirit Eternal.
Bless the children gathered about,
Bless adults who lead them,
Bless the children 'round the world,
Please help feed them.


SUPERMAN GRACE
(tune of Superman -- da, da-da, da da-da-da-da)

Thank you Lord, for giving us food
(actions: standing, then crouch [thank you Lord] and raise right arm overhead as you stand [for giving us food])
Thank you Lord, for giving us food
(actions: same as above only raise left arm this time)
For the food we eat
(actions: standing with both arms over head, sway to the left)
For the friends we meet
(actions: standing with both arms over head, sway to the right)
Thank you Lord, for giving us food!
(actions: standing, then crouch [thank you Lord] and raise both arms over head as you stand [for giving us food])

Debi Turner; 11th Bendale Cubs
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada


T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U THANK YOU, LORD!
(to the tune of Mickey Mouse)

T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U thank you, Lord
Thank You, Lord (echo - Thank you, Lord)
Thank You, Lord (echo - Thank you, Lord)
For the blessings you have given us today!
HEY HEY HEY
T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U Thank you, Lord!!!


TEN BIG THANK YOUS TO GOD
(Tune: One little, two little, three little indians)

One little, two little, three little thank yous.
Four little, five little, six little thank yous,
Seven little, eight little, nine little thank yous,
Ten big thank yous to God.


THANK THE LORD
(Tune: Teapot)

I am strong and healthy
Thank the Lord.
I have bread, room and board
I have good friends and family,
God takes very good care of me.


THANK THEE
(Tune: Ruben, Ruben)

Thank thee, thank thee heavenly Father
For thy blessings we have gathered.
Give us strength and understanding,
Bless us now, oh Lord, we pray.


THANK THEE HEAVENLY FATHER
[Tune: We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder]

Thank Thee, Thank Thee, Heavenly Father,
For Thy blessings, as we gather,
Give us peace and understanding,
Bless us all, O Lord.


THANK YOU FOR THE FOOD WE EAT
[Tune: Michael Row The Boat Ashore]

Thank you for the food we eat, Hallelujah.
Thank you for the friends we meet, Hallelujah.
Thank you for the birds that sing, Hallelujah.
Thank you Lord for everything, Hallelujah.


THANK YOU FOR THE WORLD SO SWEET

Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you God for everything.


THANK YOU GOD
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Thank you God for all that grows,
Thank you for the skies rainbows,
Thank you for the stars that shine,
Thank you for these friends of mine,
Thank you for the moon and sun,
Thank you God for all you've done!


THANK YOU LORD
(tune of Edelweiss)

Thank you, Lord, on this day,
For our many great blessings,
Thank you, Lord, on this day,
For our many great friendships.
Glory to God, may He hear our prayers,
Guide us on forever,
Thank you, Lord, on this day,
For our many great blessings.


THANK YOU, THANK YOU LORD
(Tune: Row your boat)

Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord
For all the food we eat.
And it's so very nice of you,
To make some of it sweet.


THANKS BE TO GOD
(Tune: Windy)

Thanks be to God, the father almighty
Thanks be to God, who gives us our bread. (or: who gave us the earth)
Thanks be to God, the spirit eternal (or: father eternal)
Thanks be to God, forever.

He gives us the starry sky!
He gives us the birds that fly!
He gives us the rainbows high
Above the clouds, above the clouds..
[echo: above the clouds, above the clouds!]
(repeat "thanks" part)


THANKS TO GOD
(Tune: Taps)

Thanks to God, for our food
For our milk, for our stew, for our bread.
God is joy, God is love
Bow your head.


THE REAL THING
(Tune: Coke song)

The sun will always shine,
The birds will always sing.
As long as there is God,
There's always the real thing.
Jesus Christ came down to die for our sins.
And now we thank you Lord as this meal begins.
Do do do do do do do do do do, Amen.
Do do do do do, Jesus is the real thing.


TIME TO EAT
(Tune: Ain't she sweet)

Time to eat, Girl Scout snack time is a treat!
We thank God for his generosity--Time to eat!


TODAY

Today, God our father, We thank you in prayer,
And ask you to bless all the food that we share.
We ask you to keep us in your precious sight.
Guide us this day and keep us this day
And keep us from harm through the night.


WAYFARER’S GRACE
[Suggested tunes: Doxology, "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow", or "For The Beauty of the Earth"]

For all the glory of the way,
For all Thy protection, night and day,
For roof, tree, fire, and bed and board,
For friends and home, we thank Thee, Lord.


WE GATHER
(Tune: My Bonnie)

We gather to ask for your blessing
We gather to thank you in prayer
Please bless all this food we are sharing
And keep us in your tender care.


WE GATHER TOGETHER

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
He chastens and hastens his will to make known.
The wicked oppressing cease them from distressing
Sing praises to his name he forgets not his own.


WE GIVE THANKS
(Tune: Mairzy Doats)

I give thanks and you give thanks,
We'll give thanks together.
Let us all bow our heads while we do. (repeat)

God can hear our words so loud and clear,
Amens and alleluyas.
So praise his name and spread his fame,
And let his grace flow through ya!
(back to the first verse.)


WE KNOW, WE KNOW
(Tune: Hi Ho Hi HO)

We know, we know,
From whom all blessing flow
We thank him then
We say Amen
We know, we know!
(We know, We know, We know-- repeat 'til tired!)


WORLD HUNGER GRACE

For food in a world where many walk in hunger,
For faith in a world where many walk in fear,
For friends in a world where many walk alone,
We give Thee humble thanks, Oh, Lord.


ZIP A DEE DO DAH

Zip a dee do dah,
Zip a dee ay,
I am grateful for God's blessings today.
I've plenty to eat, to drink and to share,
I sit at God's table and see love everywhere.

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