Mealtime Pizzazz

T for Thanks: Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy
endures forever. Psalm 1o7:1 (NKJV)

Today, for all moms who want to add some pizzazz to your mealtime prayers, I share with you my favorite graces to sing from summer camp. Enjoy these with your kids as you give thanks to Jesus for your food.

1. Be Present at our Table Lord
(Tunes:  Traditional, Lone Ranger, Gilligan’s Island, Jeopardy, Flintstones, Popeye, Adam’s Family,  etc.)
Be present at our table, Lord.
Be here and everywhere adored.
These mercies bless and grant that we
May feast in fellowship with Thee.
Amen

2. God Is Great and God is Good
(Tune: Flintstones)
God is great and God is good
And we thank Him for our food.
God is great and God is good
And we thank Him for our food.
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Oh,
God is great and God is good
And we thank Him for our…
We thank Him for our…
We thank Him for our food.  Ya-ba-da-ba-do!

3. God is Great, God is Good
(Tune: Rock Around the Clock)
God is great, God is good
And we thank Him for our food.
We’re gonna thank Him in the morning, noon, and night.
We’re gonna thank our God cause He’s outa sight.
Amen. Ch-Ch-Chh, Ch-Ch-Chh, Ch-Ch-Chh.
Amen. Ch-Ch-Chh, Ch-Ch-Chh, Ch-Ch-Chh.
Amen. Chhhhh.

4. Morning has Come
Morning (evening, etc) has come
The board is spread
Thanks be to God
Who gives us bread.  Amen.

5. Johnny Appleseed
Oh, 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 I sow,
Shall grow into a tree.
And someday there’ll
Be apples there
For everyone in the world to share.
The Lord is good to me.
Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

6. Praise Jesus, the Son of Man
(Tune: Popeye)
Praise Jesus, the Son of Man,
Praise Jesus, the Son of Man,
He died for us sinners,
He feeds us our dinners,
Praise Jesus, the Son of Man –Amen
Toot! Toot!

7.Thank You Lord, for Giving Us Food
Thank you Lord, for giving us food.
Thank you Lord, for giving us food.
Thank you Lord, for giving us food.
Right where we are.
Alleluia, praise the Lord.
Alleluia, praise the Lord.
Alleluia, praise the Lord.
Right where we are. Amen.

8. Come and Dine
Come and dine, the Master calleth,
Come and dine.
You may feast at Jesus’ table anytime.
He feeds the multitudes,
Turns the water into wine,
Come and dine the Master calleth,
Come and dine.

9. In Back of the Bread
In back of the bread is the flour, and
In back of the flour is the mill, and
In back of the mill is the wind and the rain,
And the Father’s will.

10.  Jesus is the Real Thing
(Tune:  Coke Theme Song)
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.
Those who come to Me will never go hungry.
Those who come to Me will never be thirsty.”
John 6:35 – Jesus is the REAL THING!
Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-Amen!
Do-do-do-do-do-Jesus is the REAL THING.
Aahh!

OR

The sun will always shine,
The birds will always sing,
As long as there is God
There’s always the REAL THING.
Jesus came down and died for our sins.
Now we thank you God 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.
Aahh!

11. Superman
Thank you, God, for giving us food.
Thank you, God, for giving us food.
For the friends that we meet.
For the food that we eat.
Thank you God for giving us food!
Swshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

12. Sesame Street
Son of Man, Guardian of the land.
Grant us strength to carry out your plan.
You do bless us as we say,
Thank you for this food today.
Thank you for this food today.

14.  God has Created a New Day
God has created a new day
Silver and green and gold
Live that the sunset may find you
Worthy God’s gifts to hold.

15.  Thanks be to God
(Tune: Windy)
Thanks be to God,
Creator Almighty.
Thanks be to God,
Who gives us this bread.
Thanks be to God,
The Spirit eternal.
Thanks be to God
Forever.

16. Bless Our Friends
(Tune: Edelweis)
Bless our friends
Bless our food
Come O Lord and sit with us
May our talk
Glow with praise
May your wisdom surround us
Friendship and love
May they bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Bless our friends
Bless our food
Come O Lord
And sit with us!

17. Eagles’ Wings
And God will raise you up
On Eagle’s wings
Bear you on the breath of God
Make you to shine like the Son
And hold you in the palm
Of God’s hand.

18.  Rubber Ducky
Rub-a-dub, dub, dub
Thanks for the grub
Yeeeeaaah, God!!!

Today’s TEA CUPP: Each day or meal, let a different family member choose the singing grace. After singing, that person may also lead a spoken grace.  You will be teaching thankfulness and also helping your children be prayer leaders in your home.

…O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever. Psalm 30:12 (NKJV)

2 thoughts on “Mealtime Pizzazz

  1. These bring a smile to my face…I can’t tell you how many times I find myself randomly humming one of these around meal time :).

  2. I’m so glad they make you smile, Natalie!!! I’ll be posting recipes in the coming weeks, too :-). God bless you bunches!

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