Of the many sweet memories I have of my children’s childhood – one is of the many times they said grace before our meals.  Many times our food was blessed twice because each of them wanted to pray.  I loved the variations of blessings, and grace songs they learned in their sweet, early years.  My little nephew, Noah, shared the ABC blessing with us when he was here for a visit.

 I will continue to add to these (going to have to ask the kids) as I remember more.  What were / are your children’s favorites?  I would love to know.  Please share them with us in the comments.

  • Thank you Lord for happy hearts in rain and sunny weather.  Thank you Lord for this our food and that we are together.  -Amen  (While we said this as a rhyme, many sing this to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”)
  • 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.  -Amen
  • God our Father, God our Father.  We thank you, we thank you.  For our many blessings, for our many blessings. -A-amen, A-amen. (sung to the tune of “Are You Sleeping? or “Where Is Thumbkin?”)
  • Oh, the Lord’s been 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’s been good to me.   -Thank-you Jesus, Amen.
  • ABCDEFG – thank you God for feeding me, HIJKLMN – Jesus died for sinful men, OPQRSTU we believe God’s word is true, V and W – God has promised you, XYZ – a home eternally.   -Amen.


  1. Thank you for these blessings and grace songs. I am a story teller in a Godly Play class and always looking for new material. When we sing the “Johnny appleseed song” we do a second verse .
    I wake up every day as happy as can be because we know the Lord is there watching over my friends and me, the Lord is good to me. Amen

  2. Kim at Serving Up Southern says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed them, Nancy! I love your second verse to “Johnny Appleseed”. I’ll have to start adding this verse when we sing it with my little granddaughters.

  3. Michellie.B says:

    Hello I’m a 13year old and was looking up new grace songs for my church group/girls brigade to sing and these are very good thank you,
    Also I have one that’s is great for kids and it’s easy to remember:
    Thank the brown cow for the chocolate milk , thank the Pig (ownik) (ownik) for the bacon, thank god for the chicken and the chicken for the egg thank the lord for our daily bread

    1. Kim at Serving Up Southern says:

      Michellie . b, I am so glad you stopped by and so happy you liked the grace songs. Thank you for sharing your grace song with us. That is a fun one for sure!

  4. I really love be this I want my kids to learn new prayers and u need your help .

  5. My daughter just learned: Thank you Jesus, Thank you Jesus, For our food, for our food, And many many blessings, Many many blessings, Ah-ah-men, Ah-ah-men. (tune of 3 blind mice, I believe) I was looking for similar ones when I came to your page so thanks!

  6. Definitely not “Three blind mice” – oops! … It’s a variation of one you have listed to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?” :/

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