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Addams Family Grace

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:Tune: Addams Family theme song.
Cross arms over chest when snapping fingers.

Choose as many of the verses to sing as your scouts want to sing. Do the 'Amens' after the last verse.
The Tune:
Words:Chorus:
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
The food, the fun, the friendship,
This outdoors fam-i-ly.
- Chorus

We thank you for the food Lord,
For Mom and Dad and you Lord,
We thank you for the food Lord,
This outdoors fam-i-ly.
- Chorus

Be present at our table Lord,
Be here and every where adored.
These mercies bless and grant that we,
May strenghten for thy service be.

Ah-ah-amen (snap-snap)
Ah-ah-amen (snap-snap)
Ah-ah-amen, Ah-ah-amen, Ah-ah-amen (snap-snap)

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Alphabet

Intended for:Cub Scouts
Notes:The Tune:
Words:A-B-C-D-E-F-G
Thank you, God, for feeding me.
Drink and bread and meat I see,
Thank you, God, for feeding me.
With the land and grass and tree,
Thank you, God, for feeding me.

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Beneath These Tall Green Trees

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune:
Words:Beneath these tall green trees we stand,
Asking blessings from Thy hand.
Thanks we give to thee above,
For Thy help and strength and love.

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Bovay Scout Ranch

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:For the trees, lakes, and hills
We Thank Thee, O God
For the fun, friends, and fellowship
We Thank Thee, O God
For the food that has been prepared
We Thank Thee, O God
Amen

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Brotherhood

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:We thank the Lord for all that's good
For food, for life, for brotherhood
For friends and family, near and far
For fellowship right where we are.

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Come and Dine

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune:
Words:Come and dine, the Master calleth,
Come and dine:
There is plenty at God's table all the time.
He who fed the multitudes,
Turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now,
Come and dine.

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Flintstones
A Favorite Grace

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune:
Words:God is
Great and God is
Good and so we thank Him for our food.
God is
Great and God is
Good and so we thank Him for our food.
Amen, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-amen.
Amen, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-amen.
God is
Great and God is
Good and so we thank Him for our -
We thank Him for our -
We thank Him for our food!


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Give Our Thanks

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Words:We fold our hands and give our thanks,
give our thanks, give our thanks.
We fold our hands and give our thanks,
Give our thanks to God.

Bless our families and this food,
and this food, and this food.
Bless our families and this food,
that we may best serve you.

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God Is Great

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune:

Sing in a round for more fun.
Words:God is great and God is good
God is good, God is good.
Let us thank him for this food.
Alleluia!

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God Our Father

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Frere Jacques)
Words:God our father, God our father
Once again, once again,
We would ask thy blessing,
We would ask thy blessing.
Amen, amen.

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Gracias Senor

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Praise ye the Lord)

Can be sung in parts with half doing the 'gracias' and half doing the 'allelu' or all together.
Words:Allelu, allelu, allelu, alleluia,
Gracias senor.
Allelu, allelu, allelu, alleluia,
Gracias senor.
Gracias senor, alleluia.
Gracias senor, alleluia.
Gracias senor, alleluia.
Gracias senor.



Allelu, Allelu, Allelu, Allelujiah
Praise ye the Lord
Allelu, Allelu, Allelu, Allelujiah
Praise ye the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord, Allelujiah
Praise ye the Lord, Allelujiah
Praise ye the Lord, Allelujiah
Praise ye the Lord

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He Hears

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (On Top of Old Smokey)
Words: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 loud 'thank you'
'cause I'm a Boy Scout.

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Johnny Appleseed
A Favorite Grace

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune:
Words:Ooooooooooooooh,
The Lord is good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need
The sun and the rain and the apple seed.
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.

When I wake up each morning,
I'm happy as can be,
Because I know that with God's care
The apple trees will still be there.
The Lord's been good to me.


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M.C. Hammer

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:(from Shawn T. - video with tune at YouTube)

Food it hits me - so hard
† (Bump fist against chest)
Makes me say - Oh, my Lord
† (Hands raised to God)
Thank you - for blessing me
† (hands come together in prayer)
With this Chicken potpie - and these sweet green peas
† (Circle motion for potpie and wiggle fingers downward for green peas)
Feels good (two thumbs up) - when its goiní down( two thumbs down)
White mashed potatoes - and a gravy thatís brown

And now its time - to munch
So thank you Lord - for our lunch
( And you know itís a winner )
( So thank you Lord - for our dinner )
( And you know itís the best )
( So thank you Lord for our breakfast )

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh - Iím Hungry
† (See about 3:30 in video for dance steps)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh - Iím Hungry
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh - Iím Hungry
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh - STOP! It's Lunch time!
(or Dinner time or Breakfast time)

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Namaste

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (The More We Get Together)
Words:(na/ma/stay)
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.

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Rainey Mountain

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:Grace used at Camp Rainey Mountain
Northeast Georgia Council
Clayton, GA

Through the spirit of camping, may you bless this food, Great Creator.
May it keep us strong and steadfast,
In service, devotion, and conservation,
For the tranquility of these hills.
Amen

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Rock You Grace

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (We Will Rock You)
Words:Heavenly Father, Lord and King,
You provide us with everything.
We've got Food on our plate,
Tastin' great.
Thanks for the food we already ate.
Singing thank you, Father, thank you!
Thank you, Father, thank you!


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Rub a Dub Dub

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:Rub-a-dub-dub
Thanks for the grub
Yay, God!

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S-F Scout Ranch

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:I worked as a Staffer at Camp Gamble on S-F Scout Ranch in Knob Lick, MO and remember this being the S-F Grace.
Words:For the gifts of food and freedom
And the hills to roam
For the crimson sunsets
And the Earth our home
For the stars at night
And the gentle wind and trees
We thank you Great Spirit
For all of these.

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Scout Camp Grace

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:Morning -
Gracious giver of all good,
Thee we thank for rest and food,
Grant that all we do or say,
In thy service be this day. Amen

Noon -
Father for this noonday meal,
We wish to speak the thanks we feel,
Health and strength we have from thee,
Help us lord to faithful be. Amen

Evening -
Tireless guardian on our way,
Thou has kept us well this day,
While we thank thee we request,
Care continue, pardon rest. Amen

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Scout's Grace

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:Let us be thankful for the food and drinks we are about to receive before us.
Let us be thankful for the shelter that protects us while we sleep at night.
Let us be thankful for the water that rejuvenates our mind, body and soul.
Let us be thankful for the earth we walk on and the air we breathe.
Let us be thankful for the fire that keeps us warm and gives us light.
Let us be thankful for natural surroundings that give the earth beauty and life.
Let us be thankful for the family and friends that are helpful when we need them the most.
Let us be thankful for the staff and leaders that lead us on our way.
Amen

By:
Peter, Eagle
Patrick, 1st Class
Keith, Scout
Troop 10
Reseda, California

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Simple Blessing

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:Lord we thank you for this day.
We thank you for the the things we learn and do in scouting.
We thank you for the friends we share our scouting with.
We thank you for our families that guide us and help us grow, to be good men, using scouting values.
We gather to ask your blessing;
We gather to thank you in prayer;
Please bless the food & those who prepared it
and keep us in your loving care.

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Simple Prayer

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:Thank you, God, for all the wonderful things you have provided me, including this meal.
May everyone in the world be healthy and happy.
May everyone have food and clothes.
May everyone have nice friends.
May everyone be at peace.
This is my prayer.
Amen

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Simple Thanks

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:Thank the Lord for the food we eat,
For camping fun and scouts we meet,
For rushing streams and calm cool breeze,
For rolling meadows and tall green trees.

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Superman
A Favorite Grace

Intended for:All Scouts
Words:Thank you Lord, for giving us food
(actions: raise right arm overhead as Superman flying)
Thank you Lord, for giving us food
(actions: raise left arm flying)
For the food that we eat
(actions: standing with both arms over head, to the left)
For the friends that we meet
(actions: standing with both arms over head, to the right)
Thank you Lord, for giving us food!
(actions: move both hands in fists to hips and stand strong like Superman)


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Ten Little Thank Yous

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Ten Little Indians)
Words: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 little thank yous to God.

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Thank You

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Reuben, Reuben)
Words:Thank you, thank you Heavenly Father
For this food we have today.
Give us strength and understanding,
Bless us now, oh Lord, we pray.

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Thank You for the Food We Eat

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Michael, Row Your Boat)
Words: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.

(It's easy for scouts to create new verses:
Thank you for the clean latrines, Hallelujah.
Thank you for the hot baked beans, Hallelujah.)



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.




Beneath these tall green trees we stand, alleluia
Asking blessing from thy hand, alleluia
Thanks we give to thee above, alleluia
For thy health and strength and love, alleluia.


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Thank You God

Intended for:Cub Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Twinkle Little Star)
Words: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!

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Thank You Lord

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Mickey Mouse)
Words:T-H-A-N-K-Y-O-U thank you, Lord
Thank You, Lord
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!

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Thanks Be To God

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Windy)
Words:Thanks be to God, the Father almighty.
Thanks be to God, who gave us the earth.
Thanks be to God, the spirit eternal.
Thanks be to God, forever.

He gives us the starry skies,
He gives us the birds that fly,
He gives us the rainbows high
Up above clouds, up above clouds.

Thanks be to God, the Father almighty.
Thanks be to God, who gave us the earth.
Thanks be to God, the spirit eternal.
Thanks be to God, forever.

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Time To Eat

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Ain't She Sweet)
Words:Oh, It's time to eat,
Camping meal time is a treat!
We thank God for his generosity
It's time to eat!

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We Gather

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (My Bonnie)
Words: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.

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We Give Thanks

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Mares Eat Oats)
Words:I give thanks and you give thanks,
We'll give thanks together.
Let us all bow our heads while we do.

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

God can hear our words so loud and clear,
Amens and allelujahs.
So praise his name and spread his fame,
And let his grace flow through ya!

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

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World Hunger Grace

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune:
Words: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.



Spanish
Por pan en un mundo que sufre de hambre;
Por fe y amistad donde hay tanto dolor.
Por paz en un mundo lleno de temor,
Te damos gracias oh SeŮor.

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World So Sweet

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:Just a simple, fast grace.
Words: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.

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Yankee Doodle

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune: (Yankee Doodle)
Words:We thank you, Lord for daily bread,
For rain and sunny weather.
We thank you, Lord for this our food
And that we are together.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord.
Thank you, thank you, Father.
Thank you, Lord for this our food
And that we are together.

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Zipadee Do Da

Intended for:All Scouts
Notes:The Tune:
Words:Zipadee do da,
Zipadee 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 with friends everywhere.

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