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05/04/2014

Table Blessings

For Our Bethel Family

BE PRESENT AT OUR TABLE, LORD
(John Greenleaf Whittier, UMH #621)

Be present at our table, Lord;
Be here and everywhere adored;
Thy creatures bless and grant that we
May feast in paradise with thee.

BE PRESENT AT OUR TABLE, LORD
(another version)

Be present at our table, Lord;
Be here and everywhere adored;
These mercies bless, and grant that we
May strengthened for thy service be. Amen.


THE DOXOLOGY
(UMH #95)

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!


COME, LORD JESUS, BE OUR GUEST

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest.
Let this food we eat be blessed.
By His hands we are fed.
Thank you Lord for daily bread. Amen


COME, LORD JESUS, BE OUR GUEST
(another version)

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest.
And let these gifts to us be blessed.
Blessed be God who is our bread.
May all the world be clothed and fed. Amen


TO GOD WHO GIVES US DAILY BREAD
(to the tune, “O God our Help in Ages Past” )

To God who gives us daily bread,
A thankful song we raise.
We pray that God who gives us food
Will fill our hearts with praise. Amen


GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS GOOD

God is great, God is good.
Let us thank Him for our food.
By His hands we all are fed.
Thank you Lord our daily bread. Amen


LORD, WE THANK YOU FOR THE DAY
(to the tune, “Jesus Loves Me” )

Lord, we thank you for the day,
For what we do and what we say,
For this meal, this food we share,
Keep us in thy loving care. AMEN


COME, LORD JESUS BE OUR GUEST
(to the tune, “Jesus Loves Me”)

Come, Lord Jesus be our guest,
Let this food to us be blest.
With your daily bread impart
Love and peace to every heart.
Come, Lord be with us.
Come, Lord be with us.
Come, Lord be with us.
Come, Lord be with us. AMEN


BLESS OUR FRIENDS, BLESS OUR FOOD
(to the tune, “Edelweiss”)

Bless our friends, Bless our food,
Come, O Lord, and sit with us.
May our talk 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, O Lord, and sit with us. Amen


FOR WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE

For what we are about to receive,
May the Lord make us truly thankful.
Bless us in the name of Jesus. Amen


THANK YOU LORD FOR THIS FOOD
(to the tune, “This Old Man”)

Thank you Lord for this food.
May you bless our dear friends too!
With a glad heart praise the Lord,
Alleluia sing!
Thanks to you, O Lord, we bring! Amen


GRACIOUS GOD, THANK YOU

Gracious God,
Thank you for the food before us,
The friends around us,
The love between us,
And your presence among us. Amen


THANKS BE TO GOD
(to the tune, “Windy”)

Thanks be to God,
the Father Almighty,

Thanks be to God,
who gives us our food,

Thanks be to God,
the Spirit eternal.

Thanks be to God, forever.