We begin with
two graces for ‘Before’ and ‘After’ your meal and also the grace made
famous world-wide by Robert Burns – ‘The Selkirk Grace’. Prior to its
use by our National Bard it was known as ‘The Covenanter’s Grace’.
O Thou, who
kindly dost provide
For every creature’s want!
We bless Thee, God of Nature wide,
For all Thy goodness lent:
And, if it please Thee, Heav’nly Guide,
May never worse be sent;
But, whether granted, or deny’d,
Lord, bless us with content! – Amen.
O Thou, in
whom we live and move,
Who mad’st the sea and shore;
Thy goodness constantly we prove,
And, grateful, would adore.
And if it
please Thee, Pow’r above,
Still grant us, with such store,
The friend we trust, the fair we love,
And we desire no more.
meat, and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thanket.
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