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"Thanks for Food" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing dynamic symbols for crescendo and decrescendo.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So, So\Re, Mi\Do, Re\La, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tempo: reverently/solemn respect; dynamics: crescendo (become gradually louder), decrescendo (become gradually softer)
  • Key Words: sacred, God, Giver, thankful, Thanksgiving, hungry, beasts, birds, without, thought, whence, food, gift, prayer, blessing

“Thanks For Food”

The hungry beasts and birds may eat
Without a thought of thanks for food,
But we who know whence came the gift
Thanks God the Giver good.

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