Friday, April 24, 2009

Grace before meal

What God gives, and what we take,
'Tis a gift for Christ His sake:
Be the meal of Beans and Pease
God be thanked for those, and these:
Have we flesh, or have we fish,
All are Fragments from His dish.
Robert Herrick

Bless these Thy gifts, most gracious God,
From whom all goodness springs;
Make clean our hearts and feed our souls
With good and joyful things.

Pray we to God, the Almighty Lord,
That sendeth food to beasts and men,
To send His blessing on this board,
To feed us now and ever. Amen.

The prayers and the illustration are from The Children's Book of Rhymes, by Cicely Mary Barker

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