Camp Meal Prayers

Before we eat we always say—or sing—grace at camp. Which is your favorite? What rhythm? What did you call it? (Tell us in the comments below!)

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Jesus was a cool dude,
40 days without food,
Livin' his life by the golden rule.
He's got blood on his face,
Amazing grace,
Spreading his love all over the place.
Singing we will, we will praise him, praise him!
We will, we will praise him, praise him!


Alpha, Omega
Oh, I wanna thank ya
For the food on our table,
Makes us strong and able,
The hands that prepare it,
And the friends that share it,
Up at Bible camp
Where faith grows fast
And then you let it show!
Praise God we love you so,
Thank God for Bible camp.


For this our daily food
And everything which comes from you,
We bless your holy name
Through Jesus Christ our Lord!


Oh, give thanks to the Lord
For He is good;
For His mercy endures forever!


We thank the Lord for our food;
For life and health and good now.
May Jesus to our souls be given
The bread of life from Heaven; Amen

4: Table Grace Round

For health and strength and daily food
We praise they name, oh, Lord!

(3 times)

5: Doxology

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.


Thanks be to God, the Father Almighty.
Thanks be to God, who came to this earth.
Thanks be to God, the Spirit eternal.
Thanks be to God forever!


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

8: Johnny Appleseed

Oh, the Lord is good to me,
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need,
The sun and the rain and the appleseed.
The Lord's been good to me.
Amen (5x)

For every seed I sow
An apple tree will grow.
And soon there'll be
An apple there
For everyone
In the world to share.
The Lord is good to me
Amen (5x)


God is great, and God is good.
And we than him for our food.
By his hands we all are fed.
Thank you, Lord, for daily bread.

God is great, God is good.
And we thank Him for our food.
We're gonna thank Him in the morning, noon, and night.
We're gonna thank our God cause he's out of sight!
Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen!!!


The sun will always shine,
The birds will always sing.
As long as there is Jesus,
There's always the real thing.
Jesus Christ our Lord
Died for our sins.
So let us thank him now
As this meal begins.
Do do do do do
Do do do do do Amen!
Do do do do do
Do do do do do Amen!


Hark the chimes.
Come bow your head.
Lord, we thank you
For daily bread
(For daily bread)


Come and dine, the Master calleth,
"Come and dine."
There is plenty at God's table
All the time
He who fed the multitudes,
Turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now,
"Come and dine."


Time for singing (2x)
Oh give thanks (2x)
Serve the Lord with gladness (2x)
Sing for joy (2x)


Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest,
And let these gifts to us be blessed.
Amen! Amen! Amen!


O Thou who clotheth the lilies
And feedeth the birds of the air,
Who leadeth the lambs to the pasture
And the hart to the waterside,
Who hath multiplied the loaves and fishes
And converted water to win—
Do thou come to our table
As guest and giver to dine.

14: Superman

Thank the Lord
For giving us food.
Thank the Lord
For giving us food.
For the friends that we meet,
For the food that we eat,
Thank the Lord
For giving us food.
Amen Amen

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