Inspirational and Patriotic Songs


1 FLINTSTONES GRACE


Tune: Flintstone'sTheme Song            



God is--great--and God is--good         

And let us thank Him for our food.      

God is--great--and God is--good         

And let us thank Him for our food.      

Amen. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-men.            

Amen. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-men.            

God is--great--and God is--good         

And let us thank Him for our..        

We'll thank Him for our..             

We'll thank Him for our food!           

2 ADDAMS FAMILY GRACE


TUNE: The Old Addams Family Theme       



Be present at our table LORD,           

Be here and every where adored.         

These mercies bless and grant that      

we,                                   

May love serve and obey Thee.           

Ah-ah-amen (snap-snap)*                 

Ah-ah-amen (snap-snap)*                 

Ah-ah-amen, Ah-ah-amen,                 

Ah-ah-amen (snap-snap)*                 



*Note: Cross arms when snapping fingers                       

        

3 ROCK YOU GRACE


TUNE: We Will Rock You                  



Heavenly Father, LORD and King,         

You provide us with everything.         

We've got Food on our plate,            

Tasting'great.                          

Thank you for the food we already       

ate.                                  

Singing thank you Father, thank         

you!                                  

Thank you Father, thank you!            

4 EDELWEISS GRACE


TUNE: Edelweiss                         



Bless our friends, bless our food,      

Come, oh, Lord and be with us.          

May our words 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, oh, Lord and be with us.          

5 JOHNNY APPLESEED


Oh, the Lord's been good to me.         

So now I thank the lord                 

For giving me the things I need         

The sun, the rain and the apple seed                          

  

Oh, the Lord's been good to me.         


6 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.      

Amen                                    


7 TAPS


Day is done,                            

Gone the sun,                           

From the lake,                          

From the hills,                         

From the sky,                           

All is well,                            

Safely rest,                            

God is nigh.                            



Fading light                            

Dims the sight,                         

And a star gems the sky,                

Gleaming bright,                                

From afar,                              

Drawing nigh,                           

Falls the night.                        



Thanks and praise,                      

For our days,                           

Neatthe sun,                          

Neath the stars,                        

Neath the sky,                          

As we go,                               

This we know,                           

God is nigh.                            


8 MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE


AMERICA ('Tis of Thee)

(Samuel F. Smith)           



My country, 'Tis of Thee,               

Sweet land of liberty,                  

Of Thee I sing;                         

Land where my fathers died,             

Land of the pilgrims' pride:            

From every mountainside,                

Let freedom ring.                            



Our fathers' God, to Thee,              

Author of liberty,                      

To Thee we sing;                        

Long may our land be bright             

With freedom's holy light;              

Protect us by Thy might,                

Great God, our King!                    


9 AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL


O beautiful for spacious skies,         

For amber waves of grain,               

For purple mountain majesties           

Above the fruited plain!                

America!  America!                      

God shed His grace on Thee,             

And crown thy good with brotherhood     

From sea to shining sea!                



O beautiful for patriot dream           

That sees beyond the years              

Thine alabaster cities gleam            

Undimmed by human tears!                

America!                                

America!                                

God shed His grace on Thee,             

And crown thy good with brotherhood     

From sea to shining sea!                

10 AMERICA, AMERICA


ROUND: divide the group into            

fourths, if possible.                   



America, America,                       

How can I tell you how I Feel?          

You have given me many treasures,       

I love you so.                          


11 THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER


Oh! say can you see,                    

By the dawn's early light,              

What so proudly we hailed               

At the twilight's last gleaming?        

Whose broad stripes and bright  stars,                        

        

Through the perilous fight,             

O'er the ramparts we watched were       

so gallantly streaming?               

And the rockets red glare, the          

bombs bursting in air,                

Gave proof through the night that       

our flag was still there.             

Oh! say does that star-spangled         

banner yet wave                       

O'er the land of the free and the       

home of the brave?                    



On the shore, dimly seen                

Thro' the mist of the deep,             

Where the foe's haughty host            

In dread silence reposes,               

What is that which the breeze,          

O'er the tower steep,                   

As it fitfully blows,                   

Half conceals, half discloses?          

Now it catches the gleam of the         

morning's first beam,                 

In full glory reflected, now shines     

on the stream:                        

'Tis the star-spangled banner.          

Oh! long may it wave                    

O'er the land of the free and the       

home of the brave.                    



And where is that band                  

Who so vauntingly swore                 

That the havoc of war and the           

battle's confusion                    

A home and a country should leave       

us no more?                           

Their blood has washed out their        

foul footstep's pollution.              

No refuge could save the hireling       

and slave                             

From the terror of flight, or the       

gloom of the grave,                   

And the star-spangled banner in         

triumph doth wave                     

O'er the land of the free and the       

home of the brave.                    



Oh! thus be it ever,                    

When freemen shall stand                

Between their loved homes and the       

war's desolation,                     

Blest with victoryand peace,           

May the Heav'n-rescued land             

Praise the Pow 'rthat hath made and     

preserved us a nation.                  

Then conquer we must,                   

For our cause it is just,               

And this be our motto--                 

"In God is our trust."                  

And the star-spangled banner in         

triumph doth wave                     

O'er the land of the free, and the      

home of the brave.                    

12 FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH


For the beauty of the earth,            

For the glory of the skies,             

For the love which from our birth       

Over and around us lies:                

Lord of all, to Thee we raise           

This our hymn of grateful praise.       



For the beauty of each hour             

Of the day and of the night,            

Hill and vale, and tree and flower,     

Sun and moon and stars of light:        

Lord of all, to Thee we raise           

This our hymn of grateful praise.       


13 DO LORD


Chorus:                                 

Do Lord, o, do lord, O do remember me.                        

Do Lord, o, do lord, O do remember me.                        

Do Lord, o, do lord, O do remember me.                        

Way beyond the blue.                    



I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun,         

I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun,         

I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun,         

Way beyond the blue.                    



Chorus                                  



I took Jesus as my savior
You take Him too.                       

I took Jesus as my savior             

You take Him too.                       

I took Jesus as my savior             

You take Him too.                       

Way beyond the blue.                    



Chorus                                  


14 HALLEUJAH!


Note: Divide group into two groups,     

the first stands and sings the          

Hallelujah'sand sits back down          

while the second stands to sing         

"Praise ye the Lord".                   



Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu,              

hallelujah! Praise ye the Lord!       

Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu,              

hallelujah! Praise ye the Lord!         

Praise ye the Lord! Hallelujah!         

Praise ye the Lord! Hallelujah!         

Praise ye the Lord! Hallelujah!         

Praise ye the Lord!                     


15 HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS


He's got the whole world in His hands,                        

        

He's got the whole wide world in His hands,                   

         

He's got the whole world in His hands,                        

        

He's got the whole world in His hands.                        

        



He's got the wind and the rain in  his hands,                 

           

He's got the sun and the moon in his hands,                   

         

He's got the wind and the rain in his hands,                  

          

He's got the sun and the moon in his hands,                   

         

He's got the whole world in His  hands.                       

         



He's got the little bitty baby in His hands,                  

          

He's got the little bitty baby in His hands,                  

          

He's got the little bitty baby in His hands,                  

          

He's got the whole world in His hands.                        

        



He's got the you and me, brother in  His hands,               

             

He's got the you and me, brother in  His hands,               

             

He's got the you and me, brother in His hands, 

He's got the whole world in His hands.                   



He's got the you and me, sister in His hands,                 

           

He's got the you and me, sister in  His hands,                

            

He's got the you and me, sister in His hands,                 

           

He's got the whole world in His  hands.                       

         



He's got the everybody in His  hands,                         

       

He's got the everybody in His hands,                          

      

He's got the everybody in His hands,                          

      

He's got the whole world in His hands.                        

        



He's got the whole world in His hands,                        

        

He's got the whole wide world in His hands,                   

         

He's got the whole world in His hands,                        

        

He's got the whole world in His hands.                        

        

16 BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR


Beautiful Savior,                       

King of creation,                       

Son of God and son of Man!              

Truly I'd love thee,                    

Truly I'd serve thee,                   

Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.     



Fair are the meadows,                   

Fair are the woodlands,                 

Robed in flow'rs of blooming spring     

Jesus is fairer,                        

Jesus is purer,                         

He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.     



Fair is the sunshine,                   

Fair is the moonlight,                  

Bright the sparkling stars on high;     

Jesus shines brighter,                  

Jesus shines purer                      

Than all the angels in the sky.         



Beautiful Savior,                       

Lord of the nations,                    

Son of God and Son of Man!              

Glory and Honor,                        

Praise, adoration,                      

Now and forevermore be thine!           

17 AMAZING GRACE


Amazing grace, how sweet the sound      

That saved a wretch like me!            

I once was lost, but now am found,      

Was blind, but now I see.               



'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,                     

            

And grace my fears relieved;            

How precious did that grace appear      

The hour I first believed!              



Through many dangers, toils and  snares                       

         

I have already come;                    

'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,                      

            

And grace will lead me home.            



It made my wounded spirit whole,        

And calmed my troubled mind,            

It's living food for many a soul,       

That weary men may find.                



The Lord has promised good to me;       

His Word my hope secures;               

He will my shield and portion be        

As long as life endures.                



When we've been gone ten thousand years,                      

          

Bright shining as the sun;              

We've no less days, to sing God's praise                      

          

Than when we'd first begun.             


18 HOW GREAT THOU ART


O Lord my God!                          

When I in awesome wonder,               

Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made.                  

          

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,                  

            

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.                  

          



Chorus:                                 

Then sings my soul, my savior God to Thee,                    

          

How great thou art!                     

How great thou art!                     

Then sings my soul, my savior God to Thee,                    

          

How great thou art!                     

How great thou art!                     



When through the woods and forest  glades I wander,           

           

I hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;                   

         

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur                

    

And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;               



Chorus                                  



But when I think that God, his Son not sparing,               

          

Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,                     

           

That on the cross my burden gladly bearing He                 

           

bled and died to take away my sin;      



Chorus                                  



When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,            

           

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!               

         

Then I shall bow in humble adoration                          

   

And there proclaim, "My God, how  great thou art!"            

          



Chorus                                  

19 CHILDREN OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER


Children of the heavenlyFather         

Safely in his bosom gather,             

Nestling bird or star in heaven         

Such a refuge ne'er was given.          



God his own doth tend and nourish,      

In his holy courts they flourish.       

From all evil things he spares          

them,                                 

In his mighty arms he bears them.       



Neither life nor death shall ever       

From the Lord his children sever;       

Unto them his grace he showeth          

And their sorrows all he knoweth.       



Though he giveth or he taketh,          

God his children ne'er forsaketh;       

His the loving purpose solely           

To preserve them pure and holy.         

20 FAITH OF OUR FATHERS


Faith of our fathers, living still      

In spite of dungeon, fire and sword     

Oh, how our hearts beat high with  joy                        

           

Whene'er we hear that glorious word     



Chorus:                                 

Faith of our father, holy faith,        

We will be true to thee till death.     



The martyrs, chained in prisons  dark,                        

         

Were still in heart and conscience free;                      

           

And blest would be their children's  fate                     

             

If they like them should die for thee.                        

         



Chorus                                  



Faith of our fathers! We will love      

Both friend and foe in all our strife;                        

       

Proclaim thee, too, as love knows how,                        

          

By saving Word and Faithful life.       



Chorus                                  

21 JOYFUL, JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE


Joyful, Joyful we adore thee,           

God of glory, Lord of love!             

Hearts unfold like flow'rs before thee,                       

          

Praising thee, their sun above.         

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,     

Drive the gloom of doubt away.          

Giver of immortal gladness,             

Fill us with the light of day.          



All thy works with joy surround thee,                         

        

Earth and heavenreflect thy rays,      

Stars and angles sing around thee,      

Center of unbroken praise.              

Field and forest, vale and mountain     

Flow'ry meadow, flashing sea,           

Chanting bird, and flowing fountain     

Call us to rejoice in thee.             

22 THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD


This is my Father's world,              

And to my listeningears                

All nature sings and round me rings     

the music of the spheres.             

This is my Father's world;              

I rest me in the thought                

Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;                        

         

His hand the wonders wrought.           



This is my Father's world;              

The birds their carols raise;           

The morning light, the lilly white,     

Declare their maker's praise.           

This is my Father's world;              

He shines in all that's fair.           

In the rustling grass I hear him pass;                        

         

He speaks to me every where.            



This is my Father's world;              

Oh, let me not forget                   

That though the wrong seems oft so strong,                    

           

God is the ruler yet.                   

This is my Father's world;              

Why should my heart be sad?             

The Lord is King, let the heavens  ring;                      

           

God reigns, let the earth be glad!      

23 LET ALL THINGS NOW LIVING


Let all things now living               

A song of thanksgiving                  

To God the creator triumphantly raise;                        

        

Who fashioned and made us,              

protected and stayed us,              

Who still guides us on to the end       

of our days.                          

God's banners are o'er us, his          

light goes before us,                 

A pillar of fire shining forth in       

the night,                            

Till shadows have vanished and          

darkness is banished,                 

As forward we travel from light into light.                   

        



His law he enforces, the stars in  their courses              

           

And sun in its orbit obediently shine;                        

        

The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,        

         

The deeps of the ocean proclaim him  devine.                  

             

We too should be voicing our love       

and rejoicing;                        

With glad adoration a song let us raise                       

          

Till all things now living unite in     

thanksgiving:                         

"To God in the highest, hosanna and  praise!"                 

             

24 When The Saints Go Marching


Oh when the saints go marching in,      

Oh when the saints go marching in,      

Oh Lord I want to be in that number,                          

     

Oh when the saints go marching in.      



Oh when the sun refuses to shine,       

Oh when the sun refuses to shine,       

Oh Lord I want to be in that  number,                         

      

When the sun refuses to shine.          



Oh when the dead, in Christ shall  rise,                      

           

Oh when the dead, in Christ shall  rise,                      

           

Oh Lord I want to be in that number     

When the dead, in Christ shall rise     



25 DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE


Gonna lay down my sword and shield      

Down by the riverside                   

Down by the riverside                   

Down by the riverside                   

Gonna lay down my sword and shield      

Down by the riverside                   

To study war no more.                   



CHORUS:                                 

I ain't gonna study war no more,        

more.                                 

Study war no more, more.                

Study war no more.                      



S'more verses ...                



Gonna put on my long white robe.        

Gonna put on my starry crown.           

Gonna put on my golden shoes.           

Gonna ride on my milk white horse.                            

             

Gonna talk with the prince of  peace.                         

       

Gonna walk with the prince of  peace.                         

       

Gonna shake hands around the world.     

Gonna stick my sword in the golden sand.                      

           

26 KUM BY YA (COME BY HERE)


Kum by ya, my Lord, kum by ya,          

Kum by ya, my Lord, kum by ya,          

Kum by ya, my Lord, kum by ya,          

Oh Lord!                                

Kum by ya.                              



Someone's crying Lord, kum by ya,       

(x3) Oh Lord! Kum by ya.                



Also:                                   



Praying       Singing                   

Laughing                                

27 BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC


Mine eyes have seen the glory of        

the coming of the Lord,               

He is trampling out the vintage         

Where the grapes of wrath are           

stored,                               

He has loosed the fateful lightning     

of his terrible swift sword,          

His truth is marching on.               



CHORUS:                                 

Glory, Glory Hallelujah,                

Glory, Glory Hallelujah,                

Glory, Glory Hallelujah,                

His truth is marching on.               



He has sounded forth the trumpet        

that shall never call retreat,        

He is sifting out the hearts of men     

before His judgmentseat. Be         

swift my soul to answer him, be         

jubilant my feet,                     

Our God is marching on.                 



CHORUS                                  



In the beauty of the lilies Christ      

was born across the sea,              

With a glory in his bosom,              

That transfigures you and me,           

As He died to make men Holy, let us     

die to make men free,                 

His truth is marching on.               



CHORUS                                  

28 HYMN


(Tune: Edelweiss)                  



Thank you Lord,                         

On this day, for our many good          

blessings,                            

Thank you Lord,                         

On this day for our many close          

friendships.                          

Glory to God may you hear our           

prayers, guide us on                  

forever,                              

Thank you Lord, on this day for our     

blessings.                            



Lord we ask                             

As we go into all of life's             

pathways,                             

That each day                           

We may know you are calling us          

onward,                               

Glory to God may you hear our           

prayers, lead us on forever,          

So each day we may know you are         

leading us onward.                    



Grant us Lord,                          

On this day deeper insights and         

challenge,                            

That each day                           

We grow in faith, and knowledge and     

wisdom,                               

Glory to God may you hear our           

prayer, guide us on forever,          

Grant us Lord on this day deeper        

insights and challenge.                 

29 SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT


CHORUS:                                 

Swing low, sweet chariot,               

Coming for to carry me home,            

Swing low, sweet chariot,               

Coming for to carry me home.            



I looked over Jordan, and what did  I see,                    

            

Coming for to carry me home,            

A band of angels coming after me,       

Coming for to carry me home.            



CHORUS                                  



If you get there before I do,           

Coming for to carry me home,            

Tell all my friends that I'm coming too,                      

            

Coming for to carry me home.            



CHORUS                                  



I'm sometimes up, and sometimes down,                         

        

Coming for to carry me home,            

But still my soul feels heaven bound,                         

         

Coming for to carry me home.            



CHORUS                                  

30 GOD BLESS AMERICA


God bless America,                      

Land that I love.                       

Stand beside her,                       

And guide her,                          

Thru the night with a light from above.                       

         



From the mountains,                     

To the prairies,                        

To the oceans white with foam.          

God bless America,                      

My home, sweet, home,                   

God bless america,                      

My home, sweet, home.                   


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