Leader Resource 2: Four Graces
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything your goodness sends,
adapted from a grace of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Reverend Phil Lund. Sung to the tune of “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
Loving spirit be our guest.
Dine with us, share our bread
That our table might be blessed
And our souls be fed.
by Reverend Gary Kowalski, may be sung to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
Oh, the Earth is good to me,
and so I thank the Earth
for giving me the things I need,
the sun, the rain and the apple seed
the earth is good to me.
adapted by Pat Kahn from a Girl Scout grace, from a song, “Johnny Appleseed,” by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
We lift our hearts in thanks today for all the gifts of life.
by Percival Chubb